Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 31st Jan 2010 14:20 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Internet & Networking Despite the recent interest in adopting HTML5's video tag, there is still one major problem: there is no mandated standard video codec for the video tag. The two main contestants are the proprietary and patended h264, and the open and free Theora. In a comment on an article about this problematic situation, LWN reader Trelane posted an email exchange he had with MPEG-LA, which should further cement Theora as the obvious choice.
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RE[3]: Choice has been made
by KAMiKAZOW on Sun 31st Jan 2010 20:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Choice has been made"
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I think people are forgetting about Google buying ON2 for 100+ million dollars.
I think Google would love to use a free codec for their money loosing as much as any of us.

And I think you are forgetting that On2 has a bunch of embedded products that fit Android phones better than YouTube.

BTW, VP8 isn't a great codec for high-quality, high-res video. It blurs the image for better compression (something similar also works on JPEGs).

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