Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 12th Dec 2007 05:56 UTC
Benchmarks A lot was said lately about the Vorbis/Theora vs h.264/AAC situation on the draft of the HTML5. As some of you know, video is my main hobby these days (I care not about operating systems anymore), so I have gain some experience on the field lately, and at the same time this has made me more demanding about video quality. Read on for a head to head test: OGG Theora/Vorbis vs MP4 h.264/AAC. Yup, with videos. And pictures.
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h264 & HTML5
by kaiwai on Wed 12th Dec 2007 23:53 UTC
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2005-07-06

I'd love to see a change in the approach to patents; sure, I can understand that the companies which spent R&D developing the technology behind it, want to be paid, but the same time, it stifles the movement forward of internet technology.

I've floated this idea before; why don't they allow open source software projects to ship binaries of the implementation? or even a limited version - say, those who hold the h264 video patents give individual exceptions, "opensource web browsers implementing h264" etc. etc.

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RE: h264 & HTML5
by Soulbender on Thu 13th Dec 2007 11:26 in reply to "h264 & HTML5"
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2005-08-18

why don't they allow open source software projects to ship binaries of the implementation?


It's quite simple. Many managers are stuck in their ways and their thinking. We gotta keep our secrets and dont give anything away for free. If it costs money it must be good.

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RE[2]: h264 & HTML5
by kaiwai on Thu 13th Dec 2007 13:36 in reply to "RE: h264 & HTML5"
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2005-07-06

It's quite simple. Many managers are stuck in their ways and their thinking. We gotta keep our secrets and dont give anything away for free. If it costs money it must be good.


Definitely; take Oracle; the Windows equivalent in the database world when you consider security vulnerabilities - and the amount of time taken to patch them. I'm always confused about how willing people are to suck down the the kool aide knowing full well there are better alternatives which would require minimal retraining of IT staff (or in my mind, the IT employee's should be on the ball rather than having to be told when to start learning).

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