Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Mar 2010 11:55 UTC
Multimedia, AV And so the H264/Theora debate concerning HTML5 video continues. The most recent entry into the discussion comes from John Gruber, who argues that Theora is more in danger of patent litigation than H264. He's wrong, and here's why.
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RE[2]: but...
by foljs on Thu 25th Mar 2010 21:11 UTC in reply to "RE: but..."
foljs
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2006-01-09

And Google will defend Theora, in case of litigation, instead of dropping it immediately from Chrome like a hot pile of shit, because?

Google is already licensed to use H264, has already implemented H264 in Chrome in addition to theory, and is a heavy user of H264 in, you know, THE WORLD'S BIGGEST VIDEO SITE.

Chrome's use of Theora is mostly for completeness and to get some good vibrations from the FLOSS community.

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RE[3]: but...
by ssokolow on Thu 25th Mar 2010 23:09 in reply to "RE[2]: but..."
ssokolow Member since:
2010-01-21

I suspect Google is just supporting Theora because it's what Wikipedia is insisting on and not everybody has installed Java for their fallback player.

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