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 bert64 on Wed 20th Apr 2011 12:13 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by liber"
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People on such alternative platforms almost certainly don't have flash and might not have an h.264 decoder, and even if they do its probably not correctly licensed...
At least with WebM, it becomes relatively easy to bring support for it to these alternative platforms, and you can bet that such support will be rapidly ported to any platform still seeing active development.

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