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]: What Youtube SHOULD do!!
by kaiwai on Wed 20th Apr 2011 12:33 UTC in reply to "RE: What Youtube SHOULD do!!"
kaiwai
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Expected reaction:
IE user blame IE on not supporting youtube, microsoft point again finger in monopoly suit.
Safari user blame google for not supporting safari, Apple fans point finger at google for monopoly suit.

Result:

Not happening anytime soon


They could do it fairly soon given that Adobe has committed themselves to providing WebM support in Flash which means even if the end user doesn't have a browser that supports WebM they can still watch it using the Flash player.

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