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[2]: Blind test?
by darknexus on Fri 26th Feb 2010 20:47 UTC in reply to "RE: Blind test?"
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Hardware will inevitably follow the demand. If a codec were mandated for HTML 5 and everyone began to use HTML 5 video, you can bet the hw companies would start producing hardware accelerator chips for that codec. To do otherwise would just be a bad business decision. We have a lot of h.264 hardware right now because that's where the trend was at the time, if the trend shifts the hardware will shift along with it. Remember when most devices expected Mpeg 4/DivX?

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