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RE[3]: IE10 still disappointing
by lemur2 on Thu 15th Nov 2012 07:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: IE10 still disappointing"
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Since WebM, Vorbis and Opus are royalty free, and anyone and everyone has full and irrevocable permission to implement them, what exactly is the excuse of Apple and Microsoft for failing to do so?

As for Opus, it is actually a better audio codec than MP3, Vorbis or AAC.

The Opus audio codec has just about everything covered. Since Opus is a totally open, royalty-free, highly versatile audio codec, which can handle a wide range of audio applications, including Voice over IP, videoconferencing, in-game chat, and even remote live music performances, and it can scale from low bit-rate narrowband speech to very high quality stereo music, why exactly wouldn't Apple and Microsoft want to provide their customers with the best option?

WebM does take longer to encode than h264 at the same quality level, but that is its only penalty. If one chooses encoding profiles to yield the same quality level, the WebM codec actually ends up with slightly lower bandwidth (iow a slightly smaller filesize) than H264.

Edited 2012-11-15 07:55 UTC

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