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Internet Explorer "In Windows 8, we reimagined the browser with IE10. We designed and built IE10 to be the best way to experience the Web on Windows. With the IE10 Release Preview for Windows 7 consumers can now enjoy a fast and fluid Web with the updated IE10 engine on their Windows 7 devices. The release preview of IE10 on Windows 7 is available for download today."
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RE[4]: IE10 still disappointing
by Neolander on Fri 16th Nov 2012 07:05 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: IE10 still disappointing"
Neolander
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There is a reason why h264/AAC is chosen and all the conspiracy theories in the world won't change the fact that it is chosen because it is best fit for the mixture of narrow and wide band connections that exist - from broadband mobile through to cable internet, from ADSL2+ to fibre optic.

It's not a matter of quality, it's a matter of inertia.

H.264 is around because the various companies that were involved in the matter decided to support it at a time where the only alternative was Theora (which, indeed, made sense). And AAC went along the way because it is comes for free with H.264 video support.

Changing to any other codec will be painful now, because no one took the time to make a proper codec-agnostic video decoding infrastructure in web browsers and SoCs. Hacking away hard-coded support for one codec is simply faster and cheaper. Thus, I am ready to bet that by the time HEVC is around, even if it is as good as the MPEG-LA claims it to be, it will encounter exactly the same issues as WebM today.

If audio and video quality was truly an issue, everyone would be using Vimeo over Youtube ;)

Edited 2012-11-16 07:14 UTC

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