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.
Thread beginning with comment 411308
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[3]: Bad comparison
by arpan on Sat 27th Feb 2010 04:14 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Bad comparison"
arpan
Member since:
2006-07-30

Unfortunately, reality is that h.264 has greater support since it is already supported in most browsers via Flash.

The same h.264 video can be played in Safari & Chrome using the video tag, and in all other browsers using Flash, and it can also be played on most smartphones including iPhone, Symbian and Android phones and I'm sure Windows Phone 7 will support it (since the Zune already does) etc.

Theora support is currently limited to Firefox, Chrome & Opera.

Something drastic needs to change for Theora to be supported in all browsers.

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE[4]: Bad comparison
by darknexus on Sat 27th Feb 2010 04:31 in reply to "RE[3]: Bad comparison"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Well, mandating it or another open codec for HTML 5 could very well qualify as that "something drastic."

Reply Parent Score: 2