Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Mar 2010 22:59 UTC
Benchmarks Common wisdom has it that Flash is a resource hog, and that HTML5 will prevent your processor from having to work really, really hard to show animations of videos. Well, a number of people have conducted benchmarks with the latest browsers and Flash betas, and common wisdom is starting to show serious signs of crackage.
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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by shawnifoley on Fri 12th Mar 2010 23:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
shawnifoley
Member since:
2006-03-16

"Now I'm just one of thousands and YouTube, Vimeo and DailyMotion use HTML5 video.


Funny how YouTube, owned by google, doesn't play HTML5 video on Chromium on my machine. I am running latest builds in Gentoo of both Chromium and Chromium-bin. YouTube's HTML5 doesn't work on either firefox or firefox-bin either.

I tried Vimeo and my system came to its knees. Right now, Flash is way better. Hope that changes.
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Chromium doesnt support x264 because of licensing issues. You need to be using Google Chrome which isnt out yet for linux. Firefox doesnt support x264 because of the license issue as well but supports Theora.

And flash isnt better its just your only option.

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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by Zifre on Sat 13th Mar 2010 20:13 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
Zifre Member since:
2009-10-04

Chromium doesnt support x264 because of licensing issues. You need to be using Google Chrome which isnt out yet for linux. Firefox doesnt support x264 because of the license issue as well but supports Theora.

First of all, the codec is H.264 or AVC; x264 is an open source encoder for H.264. Second, Google Chrome has been released for Linux for quite a while. I believe the beta was released recently, but I've been using the dev channel (which is extremely stable; I've never had it crash) for many months now.

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