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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RE[2]: Comment
by WereCatf on Thu 29th Apr 2010 23:53 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment"
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

OS X, Windows and Linux all have h264 support so FF needs to suck it up and use the codec on the OS.

Except that Linux doesn't have a license for H.264. As such it's still illegal in the US and anywhere where software patents are valid.

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Fluendo
by Xaero_Vincent on Fri 30th Apr 2010 00:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment"
Xaero_Vincent Member since:
2006-08-18

The codecs provided by Fluendo give Linux users a legal option. I'll likely buy it.

http://www.fluendo.com/shop/product/complete-set-of-playback-plugin...

However, I feel this can spell disaster for Firefox. Firefox cannot bundle the H.264 MPEG4 codec inside the browser due to patents but also because the GPL license.

Edited 2010-04-30 00:40 UTC

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RE: Fluendo
by google_ninja on Fri 30th Apr 2010 02:16 in reply to "Fluendo"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

Thats why there are a lot of people pushing for FF to hook into the platform specific playback frameworks. So on mac it would use quicktime, on linux it would use gstreamer, and on windows it would use directx.

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