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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RE[2]: Open Web Content
by lemur2 on Fri 22nd Jan 2010 01:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Open Web Content"
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Sorry, but Theora is crap compared to h264, and MP3 is the only universal format that can be played almost anywhere.

I don't agree that everything should be proprietary, but (in this case) the better formats won.

h264 used to be significantly better than Theora, but late last year a new version of Theora was released, and that is no longer the case.

The current version of Theora (version 1.1) is almost the same quality as h264. There is a link already provided earlier on this thread where you can check it out if you like.

If we are going to have a discussion on "better formats" for video on the web ... lets please just stick to the facts and leave the FUD and mudslinging out of it, OK?

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