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]: Comment by RichterKuato
by ViktorRabe on Fri 16th Mar 2012 20:15 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by RichterKuato"
ViktorRabe
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2011-12-30

I agree with you, but i hope that that horrendouse x264 would be killed off soon for a less CPU/GPU intense standard.


You do know, of course, that every damned H.264 encoder has many, many options that allow one to produce videos which can or can not be computing-intensive.

Damn, even an dual core atom can not watch even 480p mp4's in that format,


That's pure bull, and you know it.

btw a 1080p xvid runs fine on both machines and filesize is no longer a matter as disk are dirt cheap, why insist on smaller filesizes when space and internet speeds is less of an problem?


Are you frakkin' kidding me!? The eye-cancer-inducing XviD at 1080p? You have to be a masochist to watch XviD-encoded 1080p.

And your logic has gone bye-bye by this point. It's totally in reverse, actually. Because disk space is cheap we should accept a vastly inferior codec? What the hell are you smoking? As novel as the concept may be to you: smaller file size actually often enough means better quality. Why do you think x264 has introduced 10-bit encoding? Because it improves the quality. And said quality improvement -- meaning better compressibility -- brings down the file size.

Edit, also x264 is not and probably will not be supported in the near future (or ever due to licensing fees) on home theater systems, and even if they were so far none of them have to cpu power to play them well,


What the HELL are you talking about? First, x264 is an ENCODER, not a CODEC. Second, H.264 IS SUPPORTED. Every damned multimedia playback device -- like the Western Digital TV Live -- can play back H.264. Open Source be thanked.

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