Linked by David Adams on Mon 31st Oct 2011 16:43 UTC, submitted by RichterKuato
Multimedia, AV While Adobe previously said it would support Google's WebM video format within their Flash Player software, it doesn't look like this support will be arriving soon. Adobe's MAX 2011 conference took place last week in Los Angeles. During a Q&A session, WebM support in Flash was talked about. After Adobe was questioned about the WebM support, the response was, "Yes, on the priority list it's not very high because we don't have a lot of customers or real customers who want to do production with WebM. The problem on the production side is that encoding WebM is simply too slow, it's not real time. And it's not JDI too (just do it). Yes, it's a lot of work for us."
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mutantsushi
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Legal obstacles being the anonymous MPEG-LA patents?
I don´t see any obstacle there. ASSUMING THEY EXIST AND ARE VALID,
Adobe already has a licence to them, otherwise they would being sued for their implementation of H.264, which the patents all supposedly apply to. Note that there are several H.264 implementations around... MPEG-LA doesn´t care HOW you implement the patents. If MPEG-LA considers WebM to use said patents, and it actually does (for argument´s sake) then it is just another implementation of those patents, no different than x.264. Adobe already is a MPEG-LA licensee. If Flash now offers two code-paths to implement the patents, there isn´t really anything different to the current H.264 Flash situation.

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