Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 14th Feb 2010 22:17 UTC
Internet & Networking There's a bit of ruckus going on at the moment in the world of HTML5. A number of people are claiming that Adobe has blocked the latest publication of the HTML5 standard. However, after diving into the actual mailing list threads, it becomes obvious quite quickly that it's nothing but a misunderstanding. Update: Masinter replies: "No part of HTML5 is, or was ever, 'blocked' in the W3C HTML Working Group - not HTML5, not Canvas 2D Graphics, not Microdata, not Video - not by me, not by Adobe."
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RE[5]: Comment by Kroc
by wargum on Mon 15th Feb 2010 21:19 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by Kroc"
wargum
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2006-12-15

My mind is clear, HTML5 video is the solution to video on mobile devices, period.

Most CPUs in mobile phones are too weak to decode anything above VGA resolution and thus use dedicated decoder chips that suck up only a bunch of mW, which is extremely efficient. If the world would go HTML5 tomorrow, we would have to use H.264 (which you'll probably hate), because Theora just couldn't be decoded properly. Through these H.264 decoder chips Adobe makes is possible to run Flash video on phones now.

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