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[2]: Comment by liber
by lemur2 on Wed 20th Apr 2011 10:43 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by liber"
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people will notice when they can no longer play the vids. This is particularly true on 'alternative' OS where the browsers might not be updated to support the new format.

Ok, I know its a small minority, but its annoying none the less.

When YouTube first began, people would visit the site for the first time and many would see no videos. The site would explain that they needed a plug-in for their browser, and it gave a link to Adobe's Flash Player.

When YouTube moves to WebM, people using Firefox 4, Opera, Chrome or Chromium (on any OS) will have no such a problem. People who are using IE9 or Safari ... would see a message that they needed a codec for their system, and they would be given a link to Google's codec download site.

The preliminary version of which is here:

Where is there a problem?

Edited 2011-04-20 10:46 UTC

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