Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Mar 2010 21:59 UTC
Multimedia, AV "A lot of commercial software comes with H.264 encoders and decoders, and some computers arrive with this software preinstalled. This leads a lot of people to believe that they can legally view and create H.264 videos for whatever purpose they like. Unfortunately for them, it ain't so."
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RE[4]: Really?
by nt_jerkface on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 18:13 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Really?"
nt_jerkface
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2009-08-26

I've stated numerous times that I don't think h.264 is a good choice for HTML5 Video. It's simply too inflexible.

MPEG-LA wants revenue from companies like Apple that continually benefit from h.264 through HD distribution. They don't care about Final Cut sales or even HTML5 Video.

It's Google and Apple that have been pushing h.264 to be the default codec. I still don't see how Google especially has gotten a break from the FOSS crowd in all this. They have the cash reserves to fund Theora or another alternative and yet they have been pushing h.264.

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