Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Jan 2010 19:14 UTC, submitted by igalmarino
Google Only a few days ago, we discussed the most popular YouTube feature request: HTML5 video support. Apparently, a lot of people want a version of YouTube that doesn't depend on Flash (me being one of them), and now Google has honoured their request with the HTML5 YouTube beta. Sadly, video quality needs a lot of work, and in spite of the original feature request, it's using h264 instead of Theora.
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by arbales on Thu 21st Jan 2010 22:38 UTC
arbales
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2009-09-24

I'm glad they chose h264. At least for now it's more convenient, and that's all users really care about.

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RE: + h264
by lemur2 on Thu 21st Jan 2010 22:43 in reply to "+ h264"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

I'm glad they chose h264. At least for now it's more convenient, and that's all users really care about.


How exactly is h264 more convenient?

Theora is a free and open codec and it should be easily available to anyone in almost any browser/media player on any platform. At the very least it should be available to anyone who isn't going to allow Apple to dictate to them.

h264 won't be more convenient for anyone next year, when MPEG LA start charging for its use.

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by umccullough on Thu 21st Jan 2010 23:13 in reply to "RE: + h264"
umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

"I'm glad they chose h264. At least for now it's more convenient, and that's all users really care about.


How exactly is h264 more convenient?
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Last I heard, there are more hardware acceleration chips for h264 than there are for Theora... meaning less CPU usage on devices which already have them integrated.

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RE[2]: + h264
by modmans2ndcoming on Fri 22nd Jan 2010 03:42 in reply to "RE: + h264"
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

when Theora works in the MKV container then we can talk.

Seriously.... the convenient standard is what you see on the download sites... every video for download is in h264. Even the pirates know what is easiest to use.

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