Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Feb 2011 16:50 UTC
Internet & Networking Microsoft did two things today. First, it released an H.264 plugin for HTML5 video for Google's Chrome web browser which makes use of Media Foundation. The usefulness of this plugin is limited, however, since it's only for Windows 7 users. Much more interesting is that Microsoft has opened the door to out-of-the-box WebM/VP8 support in Internet Explorer 9.
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RE[6]: Happy as Enduser
by brichpmr on Thu 3rd Feb 2011 22:42 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Happy as Enduser "
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"As I view high quality H.264 videos on my iPhone 4, the thought that Apple is 'a culprit' re iOS never crosses my mind.....only the satisfaction of a well-engineered solution that doesn't kill battery life.

It isn't a well-engineered solution at all if it doesn't accomodate a very large contingent of users (Windows XP users), and it doesn't allow one of the major browser writers (non-profit Mozilla) to implement a solution.

On your limited-size iPhone 4 screen, if a player (especially one with GPU hardware acceleration of rendering) were allowed:

XP is basically at end of life....Win 7 is the way to go on that platform. H.264 is just swell as baked into iPhone 4. WebM is not needed on my platforms of choice...ymmv. href="tel:1182139">1182139.html
WebM videos would be rendered with every bit of the same quality as H.264, to the extent that you could not tell the difference in a blind test.

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