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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by kurkosdr on Thu 21st Apr 2011 16:16 UTC
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The catch of course is that you have to enable the HTML5 player yourself by going to youtube.com/html5 otherwise YouTube will serve you Flash, even if you have a modern browser (say Firefox 4).

I think YouTube should detect the browser and serve HTML5 automatically.

Oh, and most graphics cards DON'T have hardware support for WebM, so the evil H.264 content served through the "hog" known as Flash Player (which is now hardware accelerated) will actually do better in terms of CPU usage...

Edited 2011-04-21 16:18 UTC

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