Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 3rd May 2010 17:56 UTC
Multimedia, AV Are you guys sick of the H264 debate already? Yes? Too bad, because we've got more. Microsoft's decision late last week to restrict Internet Explorer 9 to H264 was met with a rather immense amount of criticism, so the company decided to publish a new blog post responding to some of that criticism. While Microsoft makes a few good points, the overall feeling is still that of 'fear, uncertainty, and doubt'.
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RE: Comment by Kroc
by Preston5 on Mon 3rd May 2010 18:55 UTC in reply to "Comment by Kroc"
Preston5
Member since:
2010-03-19

Umm, aren't you spreading FUD? Canonical has paid for their H.264 license.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/05/03/free_video_music_on_the_web...

They, like any other company, realize that you have to spend money to make money.

Edited 2010-05-03 18:57 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Mon 3rd May 2010 19:07 in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Is it hardware accelerated, and name a Linux video editing tool that replaces FCP / Vegas / AE.

The web being tied to H.264 content will not sell more Linux machines. It will make life on Linux harder and less diverse.

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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by Preston5 on Mon 3rd May 2010 19:41 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
Preston5 Member since:
2010-03-19

Unless I'm misunderstanding this

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VaAPI

Recent ATI, Nvidia and Intel hardware accelerate H.264 in Linux.

I'm glad you pointed out that Linux does not have good H.264 editing tools, but does it have good Theora editing tools?

So yes, that pretty much sums up the whole H.264 vs Theora debate. The Microsoft article points out that two-thirds of the web video is in H.264.

http://techcrunch.com/2010/05/01/h-264-66-percent-web-video/

Edited 2010-05-03 19:43 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by tupp on Mon 3rd May 2010 20:52 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
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2006-11-12

... name a Linux video editing tool that replaces FCP / Vegas / AE.

Ant: www.ifxsoftware.com/ant

Piranha: www.ifxsoftware.com/products/piranha

That's two, and, actually, they don't replace FCP/Vegas/AE as much as they blow them out of the water.

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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by pepa on Thu 6th May 2010 03:42 in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
pepa Member since:
2005-07-08

Canonical is a licensee, which means that for some machines with Ubuntu pre-installed, the OEM has requested a H264 license to be part of that install. Then Canonical acquires a license, and is thus a licensee. We don't know for how many installs, I would think not too many.

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