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]: Uhm
by daveak on Fri 30th Apr 2010 18:35 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Uhm"
daveak
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2008-12-29

Security problems are a prime example of why you should use system codecs. They are widely used by lots of systems, get lots of testing, and any holes are plugged by one update.

If you don't you end up with lots of differing, and possibly the same security holes depending on the source of the codec that get updated at different times leaving various apps vulnerable and others not.

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