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[4]: Huh?
by phoenix on Fri 30th Apr 2010 04:32 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Huh?"
phoenix
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2005-07-11

Technically, it's still a standard for video encoding/decoding. As in, gone through the ITU standardisation process, such that it was given the name H.264.

Yes, it's not "the standard for video on the web". But it's still a standard.

Just like OOXML is a standard for office documents.

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RE[5]: Huh?
by lemur2 on Fri 30th Apr 2010 05:23 in reply to "RE[4]: Huh?"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

Technically, it's still a standard for video encoding/decoding. As in, gone through the ITU standardisation process, such that it was given the name H.264. Yes, it's not "the standard for video on the web". But it's still a standard.


Yes, but in the context of this thread and its topic, which is "IE9 HTML5 Video Will Be H264 Only" ... H264 is NOT the standard within HTML5 and it never will be.

Just like OOXML is a standard for office documents.


OOXML is also in a lot of trouble, standards-wise.

http://www.osnews.com/story/23124/Microsoft_Office_15_-_Not_2010_-_...

Edited 2010-04-30 05:24 UTC

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RE[5]: Huh?
by segedunum on Sat 1st May 2010 00:58 in reply to "RE[4]: Huh?"
segedunum Member since:
2005-07-06

Just like OOXML is a standard for office documents.

Not exactly a ringing endorsement. Two things are required of a 'standard':

1. That it is well used. This is generally called 'de-facto'. This isn't great, but the reality is that many things have become de-facto standards that affect point 2.

2. That it can be implemented in a multitude of ways on multiple platforms and devices with as few restrictions as possible (preferably none) - either technical or legal.

Neither is the case for h.264, certainly with regards to HTML5 and internet video.

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