Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 29th Apr 2010 23:04 UTC
Internet Explorer I am almost flabbergasted by the spin and blunt-face upon which this news is delivered. We were just discussing the pot calling the kettle black with Apple / Adobe and now Microsoft have also come out in favour of a closed video format for an open web--IE9's HTML5 video support will allow H264 only. Update Now that the initial shock is over, I've rewritten the article to actually represent news rather than something on Twitter.
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1-2 Punch
by David on Thu 29th Apr 2010 23:11 UTC
David
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1997-10-01

It's nice of Microsoft to remind us of its old "embrace, extend, extinguish" ways. It will be interesting to see if they still have enough clout to pull something like this off.

Edited 2010-04-29 23:18 UTC

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RE: 1-2 Punch
by modmans2ndcoming on Thu 29th Apr 2010 23:22 in reply to "1-2 Punch"
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

really?

Really??????

Where is the extend? how about the plan to kill H264.

Frankly I think you did not give any thought to the meaning of that phrase.

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RE[2]: 1-2 Punch
by WereCatf on Thu 29th Apr 2010 23:27 in reply to "RE: 1-2 Punch"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

really?

Really??????

Where is the extend? how about the plan to kill H264.

Frankly I think you did not give any thought to the meaning of that phrase.


I'd say you didn't think of it enough. There are various different ways to see it, I see it as: embrace HTML5 and the freedom of it, extend it with H.264, kill off the freedom of it.

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RE: 1-2 Punch
by google_ninja on Thu 29th Apr 2010 23:25 in reply to "1-2 Punch"
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2006-02-05

So they embraced H264, how did they extend or extinguish it?

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RE[2]: 1-2 Punch
by modmans2ndcoming on Thu 29th Apr 2010 23:27 in reply to "RE: 1-2 Punch"
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

This is how it works...

1)Embrace Standards
2)????
3)Extinguish!

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RE[2]: 1-2 Punch
by David on Thu 29th Apr 2010 23:29 in reply to "RE: 1-2 Punch"
David Member since:
1997-10-01

(and no, I didn't put much thought into my comment)

But thinking about it now, I'm not talking about extending h264, I'm talking about the nascent HTML5 video utopia. They're embracing HTML 5 video by talking about how great it is, extending it by promoting the html5/h264 combo, and extinguishing the utopia by trying to forever tie the open html5 standard to the closed h264 pseudo-standard.

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RE: 1-2 Punch
by fanboi_fanboi on Fri 30th Apr 2010 20:33 in reply to "1-2 Punch"
fanboi_fanboi Member since:
2010-04-21

Sort of like Apple embracing, exte... er, and extinguishing lala.com, right?

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