Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Mar 2010 14:15 UTC
Internet & Networking Now that Internet Explorer 9 has been let out its cage, we all know a great deal more about Microsoft's position towards the video codec situation with the HTML5 video tag. Microsoft has chosen for H264, a codec it already includes in Windows by default anyway. This means that apart from Firefox and Opera, every other major browser will support H264. Some are seeing this as a reason for Mozilla to give in to their ideals and include support for H264 as well - I say: Mozilla, stick to your ideals. The last people you should be listening to in matters like this are web developers.
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Proprietary = no ideals? A new low
by abdavidson on Sat 20th Mar 2010 12:38 UTC
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Opera's refusal to license H264 hasn't got anything to do with ideals, obviously (Opera being proprietary and all), but the Norwegian browser makers believes the license is simply too expensive.

That's a new low for OSNEWS. Well done Thom for spouting such utter and absolute tripe!

Opera supports and has always pushed for open standards. Man, your comment is so ill-informed. How the hell did you end up being so heavily involved in this site with that level of either childish nose-thumbing or inaccuracy? And no, I don't know which is worse.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:

I'm just taking my information STRAIGHT from Opera. They have stated that they do not include H264 because it's too expensive.

I'm sorry of that doesn't fit within your view of Opera, but in that case, complain to Opera, not to me for just repeating THEIR words.

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abdavidson Member since:

Really? You're quoting their words? Go on then. QUOTE.

You're full of crap because I can give you several places where they talk about the dangers of H264 to the web.

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