Linked by Kroc Camen on Fri 1st Jan 2010 15:36 UTC
Opera Software HTML5 Video is coming to Opera 10.5. Yesterday (or technically, last year--happy new year readers!) Opera released a new alpha build containing a preview of their HTML5 Video support. There's a number of details to note, not least that this is still an early alpha...
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RE[5]: Comment by cerbie
by wumip on Sun 3rd Jan 2010 15:14 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by cerbie"
wumip
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2009-08-20

When H.264 jumps ahead though is decoding performance, and the reason is simple. There are video accelerator chips for H.264, and at the moment there are none for Theora.

That's the crappiest argument ever. There WILL be acceleration for Theora if Opera, Chrome and Firefox all support it on all platforms. I can promise you that.

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RE[6]: Comment by cerbie
by Damnshock on Sun 3rd Jan 2010 16:42 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by cerbie"
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2006-09-15

There WILL be acceleration for Theora if Opera, Chrome and Firefox all support it on all platforms. I can promise you that.


Well, I believe you need more than "support" for the acceleration to happen: you need the *CONTENT* to be in that format.

My bet is that if youtube encodes the videos in an open format, that's the one that will win the "battle".

Just an opinion though ;)

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