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[3]: Uhm
by tyrione on Fri 30th Apr 2010 02:01 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Uhm"
tyrione
Member since:
2005-11-21

Rage-inducing. That was me randomly banging my fists on my aluminium Apple (why hello mr Hypocrisy, you are popular today) keyboard. This news pisses me off.

That means I still won't be able to experience the full web on my Haiku R1 install once it's here.


So the selfish angle arises.

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RE[4]: Uhm
by Tuishimi on Fri 30th Apr 2010 07:56 in reply to "RE[3]: Uhm"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

I think he meant that as an example - it could have been other operating systems as well. I think the point is a double-team effort of MS and Apple to maintain control over who uses what codecs to record/playback their video on the internet. Google too, I think, no? Somehow this gets back to organizations looking to maintain control over their products (music, movies, etc.)

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RE[4]: Uhm
by segedunum on Fri 30th Apr 2010 11:43 in reply to "RE[3]: Uhm"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

So the selfish angle arises.

No. The web was born and is what it is today out of the concept that every single OS and device (which these days is more and more important) could access it unfettered.

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RE[4]: Uhm
by r_a_trip on Fri 30th Apr 2010 12:07 in reply to "RE[3]: Uhm"
r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

So the selfish angle arises.

As if this angle wasn't prevalent in the pro H.264 camp...

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