Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Feb 2010 13:12 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Multimedia, AV The debate about HTML5 video is for the most part pretty straightforward: we all want HTML5 video, and we all recognise it's a better approach than Flash for online video. However, there's one thing we just can't seem to agree on: the codec. A number of benchmarks have been conducted recently, and they highlight the complexity of video encoding: they go either way.
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RE[3]: Bad comparison
by memson on Fri 26th Feb 2010 17:25 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Bad comparison"
memson
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2006-01-01

Now maybe, not always. GIF used to not ship with a lot of browsers - BeOS for example, required a third party plug in for Net+. Until recently PNG was poorly supported in IE.

Edited 2010-02-26 17:28 UTC

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RE[4]: Bad comparison
by aliquis on Fri 26th Feb 2010 18:08 in reply to "RE[3]: Bad comparison"
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2005-07-23

And the usage of png came from the patent issues with gif to or something such, didn't it? And still gif was more popular ..

I also assume many of the current web videos use audio encoded as mp3 which isn't open either.

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