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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RE[5]: Thanks MS
by Shkaba on Wed 19th May 2010 23:33 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Thanks MS"
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I think your attempts in presenting a rational line of thinking is, ... well...wasted on the original poster. The same poster defends H.264 and everything that Apple does, to the point of posting things like "despite being licensed under LPGL" (wtf???) or ignoring all other contributors to webkit.

As for the news ... couldn't have arrived at a better time, also is it just me or is this a bit of wave (with long reaching ripple effects

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