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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sad day for internet?
by pabloski on Fri 30th Apr 2010 09:04 UTC
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the internet is google and google will declare the winner between theora/vp8 and h264

do you seriously think microsoft can impose a video format? or apple?

youtube will impose the video format not the software companies

in regards to microsoft, hey it is microsoft, we know they eat FUD, talk FUD and spread FUD around the world

they're incapable of competing in technology with their competitors ( the first are google and apple ) so they're trying to make a living from patent trolling

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RE: sad day for internet?
by Kroc on Fri 30th Apr 2010 09:11 in reply to "sad day for internet?"
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Because we’re straight back to 2000 where you had to install various different softwares just to play video and not all softwares were available on all platforms. Before it was media players, today it’ll be browsers.

How does Google pushing VP8 help iPhone users? Google will still need to provide and pay up for H264 come 2016 if they want to be in that market.

It’s a mess.

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RE: sad day for internet?
by tf123 on Sat 1st May 2010 18:18 in reply to "sad day for internet?"
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Chip manufacturers hold all the cards. If Google opens VP8 and switches YouTube to it overnight, YouTube will run like shit for the 5 years it takes to get VP8 hardware-accelerated encoding and decoding smoothed out and ubiquitous, and everyone will start using the other big 5 video sharing sites that continue to use h.264

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