Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Mar 2012 19:37 UTC
Internet & Networking Ever since it became clear that Google was not going to push WebM as hard as they should have, the day would come that Mozilla would be forced to abandon its ideals because the large technology companies don't care about an open, unencumbered web. No decision has been made just yet, but Mozilla is taking its first strides to adding support for the native H.264 codecs installed on users' mobile systems. See it as a thank you to Mozilla for all they've done for the web.
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RE[2]: In through the back door.
by bowkota on Thu 15th Mar 2012 00:18 UTC in reply to "RE: In through the back door."
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H.264 is not the better codec. WebM quality-per-bit surpassed it a version or two ago. The latest version of the WebM software encoder is version "D" for "Duclair", released on Jan 27 this year.

http://blog.webmproject.org/2012/01/vp8-codec-sdk-duclair-released....

This version is better than version "C", which in turn was better than version "B", and so on. Each version was an improvement over the previous version in quality-per-bit by about 6% each time. Version B almost matched h.264 quality-per-bit, and version C surpassed it.

The "Duclair" release has been numbered by Google as the 1.0.0 release.


You forget to mention that HEVC(H265?) is almost ready and among other things it will feature half the file footprint of High Profile H264.

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