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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RE: What Youtube SHOULD do!!
by lemur2 on Wed 20th Apr 2011 10:25 UTC in reply to "What Youtube SHOULD do!!"
lemur2
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What they should do is delete all the H.264 copies of the video's encoded and then put up a page explaining that IE/Safari/iOS doesn't support WebM and to switch over to a WebM compliant browser such as Chrome, FireFox or Opera. Thus when people find that youtube doesn't work in IE anymore and go looking for an answer they come across the prepared page and upgrade to a better and more compliant browser. This will also force those browsers to include support thus making them better for the general public.


IE9 users won't have a problem:

http://tools.google.com/dlpage/webmmf

It won't be long before Google releases this Media Foundation codec for Windows 7 and Vista, and also they are working on a similar installable codec for OSX, so Safari on Macs also won't have a problem.

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