Linked by Kroc Camen on Fri 5th Feb 2010 23:28 UTC
Web 2.0 A quick round up of various web-related news items. First up, a new open source product entitled the "Highgate media suite" will bring OGG video decoding to Silverlight. Microsoft have just joined the SVG working group (arguably 10 years late, but it's better than nothing). Adobe promise significant improvements in Flash 10.1, including Core Animation rendering on OS X and lowered CPU usage. Finally, CoperLicht--a WebGL JavaScript 3D engine (Quake in JS will be here one day)
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Video for everybody
by kragil on Sat 6th Feb 2010 07:51 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by simon17"
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Nitpicking galore IUAM.

Anyways, will you integrate that Silverlight Theora decoder into Video for all humanity?

PS: I saw Micro Men and Clive Sinclair is the british Steve Jobs ;)

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RE: Video for everybody
by Kroc on Sat 6th Feb 2010 08:08 in reply to "Video for everybody"
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1. I don’t want to help make Silverlight the next Flash.
2. OGG in Silverlight is only good for IE users, and IE users already have Flash.
3. It would bloat the code, and the goal is to make it smaller over time as we ditch layers (QuickTime can go once iPhone OS 2.0 is gone)

By 2012 the smart phone market is going to be a solid part of society. The Olympics are going to be broadcast online using Silverlight. This is inherently incompatible with a lot of smart phones, by which time Microsoft may use this fact to sell a lot of WinMo7 phones.

Microsoft don’t want an open web. They want the same web they had in 2001. Silverlight is their ticket back there by making interoperability require Microsoft at every stage. I’m not going to touch Silverlight with a barge pole.

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RE[2]: Video for everybody
by kragil on Sat 6th Feb 2010 10:14 in reply to "RE: Video for everybody"
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I agree 100%, I just wanted to know.

But it is called Video for EVERYBODY and a windows mobile device with silverlight but without the video tag and without flash is a possibility. Would you reconsider once such a device gets traction?

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RE[2]: Video for everybody
by pezzonovante on Sat 6th Feb 2010 10:33 in reply to "RE: Video for everybody"
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I love Silverlight, I love C# and I love my beautiful Windows 7 and Office 2010. I won't touch anything fugly like HTML5 with a ten-foot pole.

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RE[2]: Video for everybody
by Nelson on Sat 6th Feb 2010 19:34 in reply to "RE: Video for everybody"
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So let's cater to iPhone 2.0, but catering to Windows Mobile and IE is an unforgivable sin?

Silverlight and HTML5 video tags really have nothing to do with each other. One is a RIA framework which happens to play video, and the other is simply a mechanism for playing video.

There are obvious advantages on both sides, but claiming that one is preventing the other, or is in place only to prevent the other, is stupid.

Look at the majority of Silverlight apps, they are usually LOB RIAs and not video streaming solutions. That's just one facet of the platform.

It is counterintuitive to suggest that Microsoft is opposed to HTML5 when it co-chairs the W3C HTML working group.

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RE: Video for everybody
by Soulbender on Sun 7th Feb 2010 08:54 in reply to "Video for everybody"
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Clive Sinclair is the british Steve Job

No need to insult Sir Clive.

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