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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Self-interest warning
by lemur2 on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 11:41 UTC
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This page has a list of companies who are licensors of h264:

Because of a strong conflict of interest, any statement at all about Theora made by any of these companies should be viewed with intense suspicion.

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