Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th May 2010 18:59 UTC, submitted by kragil
Internet Explorer This warrants a new post as far as I'm concerned, mostly because the original post is getting buried in updates and will soon drop below the fold. Microsoft has just announced it will support VP8 in HTML5 video in Internet Explorer 9, but only if the user has the DirectShow filter installed. Update: Yes, the updates keep on coming. Zencoder has added support for VP8. Update II: Zencoder's side project, video.js, offers a player that can fallback between h.264, OGG and VP8 on most browsers. Support for Android browsers is underway too. Update III: The H264 supporters' hardware argument for mobile is sounding moot too, since ARM explains on its blog that mobile devices with Cortex-A8 and Snapdragon processors "will be able to take advantage of WebM" through those chips' NEON SIMD engine.
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Comment by chikahiro
by chikahiro on Wed 19th May 2010 19:48 UTC
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2009-10-15

Thrilling! All the browsers I'd actually use support it now - I'm happy. Hopefully Safari will get on board... even though I don't like it personally I know folks who do.

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RE: Comment by chikahiro
by righard on Wed 19th May 2010 20:27 in reply to "Comment by chikahiro"
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2007-12-26

It would be strange if Safari wouldn't join. If Youtube (it's just one site but an important one) becomes VP8 and HTML5 by default Safari would have to fall back to Flash. Which would be a little hypocritical with there stance against Flash.

... would be the first hypocritical thing they did, but still ...

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