Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Apr 2011 09:20 UTC
Google The revolution has begun! Web video will be freed from the shackles of the MPEG-LA and the dreaded claws of patents and incomprehensible licenses! Sorry, I got a little carried away there. Anywho, YouTube has announced all new videos uploaded to the site will be transcoded into WebM, and that the most important part of the site's catalogue is already available in WebM.
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Opensource, not open...
by mrhasbean on Wed 20th Apr 2011 10:25 UTC
mrhasbean
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2006-04-03

Thom you again use "opensource" and "open" interoperably when the only ones who actually believe that are those who really think they're not paying "royalties" for video on YouTube if it's in WebM format.

http://www.webmproject.org/code/specs/container/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VP8

If you can read AND comprehand them, and still believe WebM is open, I have a nice bridge I'd like to sell you.

Opensource != open

Google are sitting back and laughing all the way to the bank with a barely audible chant of "come in suckers" playing in the background, and rightfully so - the suckers have taken the bait hook, line and sinker. Welcome to the new Google RDF...

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