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 jokkel on Fri 30th Apr 2010 07:48 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Uhm"
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The Haiku media kit supports h.264 playback today. It's based on ffmpeg after all.
Then the Webpositive browser just has to support the video tag with media kit and we can merrily play all the h.264 and theora video. I'll take that over Gnash any day thank you very much.

So even if Haiku would be obligated to exclude h.264 and other codecs for legal reasons. It could just as easily be added after installation. It's like on Linux. The first package I install on Ubuntu is ubuntu-restricted-extras to get all the codecs Canonical won't ship.
So in practice this will be no problem for the consumer.

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RE[4]: Uhm
by umccullough on Fri 30th Apr 2010 16:35 in reply to "RE[3]: Uhm"
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The Haiku media kit supports h.264 playback today. It's based on ffmpeg after all.

Just a minor nit here - Haiku's media kit is *not* based on ffmpeg - but it does have an ffmpeg-based media addon which can support any codec supported by ffmpeg if there aren't any other suitable addons available for a given codec.

Thus, ffmpeg is basically used as a "backup" addon module in this capacity.

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