Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Jan 2011 22:33 UTC
Google I didn't plan on this, but there's really nothing I can do. Unless you want me to write about the upcoming ten billionth download from the iOS App Store, you'll have to settle for this. On the Chromium blog, Google has clarified its decision to drop H.264 support from the Chrome web browser, and in it, Google basically repeats the things that those concerned about the future of video on the web have been saying for a long time now: H.264 on the web kills innovation.
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RE: Netflix and Hulu
by cheemosabe on Sun 16th Jan 2011 18:48 UTC in reply to "Netflix and Hulu"
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Within a few years, both companies could dictate which codec should be used.


I imagine Netflix and Hulu will be relevant at the point in time when they will be able to consider switching their delivery platform to HTML5 video. That would necessitate the availability of an (open? is that even possible) DRM solution included in HTML5. Am I wrong to assume that separating the DRM system from the video playback part isn't really possible (for instance making just the DRM part an external plugin)?

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