Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 24th Jan 2010 17:59 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones This week, both YouTube and Vimeo opened up beta offerings using HTML5 video instead of Flash to bring video content to users. Both of them chose to use the h264 codec, which meant that only Safari and Chrome can play these videos, since firefox doesn't license the h264 codec. Mike Shaver, Mozilla's vice president of engineering, explained on his blog why Mozilla doesn't license the h264 codec.
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Active X and Video Codec
by iwod on Mon 25th Jan 2010 02:50 UTC
iwod
Member since:
2006-05-02

Let's just say using system Video Codec is like ActiveX. ( ActiveX is much worst then System Video Codec, i do not have a clue how they make these relations )

Google should just pay the h264 licenses for Mozilla, and cut off their Advertise rate in response.

Mozilla - If you are an NON profit organization, i wont have much problem with you. You are making profits and still wont paid up for a decent, if not the best codec that is currently available WIDELY and offers hardware acceleration in billions of devices worldwide.

Since Robert O'Callahan is from NZ, i am surprise that he spoke as if the world means US. It is ONLY US that requires all these patents shxx. So stop saying India and Brazil etc..

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RE: Active X and Video Codec
by mtzmtulivu on Mon 25th Jan 2010 03:32 in reply to "Active X and Video Codec"
mtzmtulivu Member since:
2006-11-14



Google should just pay the h264 licenses for Mozilla, and cut off their Advertise rate in response.

Mozilla - If you are an NON profit organization, i wont have much problem with you. You are making profits and still wont paid up for a decent, if not the best codec that is currently available WIDELY and offers hardware acceleration in billions of devices worldwide.


firefox is a FOSS project and can not pay up and ship with this codec and maintain its FOSS status. As a FOSS project, all its users are able to redistribute it if they want. Firefox will have to prevent this from happening if it is to ship with this codec and will no longer be a FOSS project and i do not think its license will allow it.

The best firefox can do to accommodate this codec is to create a plug in system and load system plug in

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modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

it absolutely can!! There is nothing that says a FOSS product cannot link to proprietary code.

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