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 LWN.net 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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Should we just sit on our hands then??
by viator on Sun 31st Jan 2010 23:47 UTC
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1. Devices are coming with more and more power phones with over 1ghz for example. Theora is less cpu intensive we may not need the hardware acceleration.

2 So what can we do for now? lets nail them fill the w3 mailboxes blogs and personal facebook / twitter accts of ALL reasonable members.
Apple they arent worth trying but maybe we can reach google? Atleast they somewhat listen to their consumers.

3. Dont let people spread the LIES about h264 anymore.
when they spout such nonsense on blogs and boards we have to CALL THEM ON IT!

We need to use theora! we want a free and open web.

Edited 2010-02-01 00:03 UTC

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