Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th May 2010 23:22 UTC
Multimedia, AV There's an incredible amount of momentum behind Google's WebM Project. Opera, Mozilla, and of course Google will all include it in their browsers by default, meaning about 35% of web users will be able to use it with a minimal amount of fuss. On top of that, Microsoft has changed its previously announced plans to make HTML5 video in Internet Explorer 9 H264-only to include VP8 as well. Only Apple's opinion was unclear - until now.
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thesunnyk
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2010-05-21

I don't think that's true. All I was saying about the 64k thing is that there's no floor to the theoretical efficiency of the codec. In addition, if you can make a demo in 64k, then theoretically you can make a video of the demo in 64k. If you were capturing a movie, then sure you wouldn't be able to do it, but then again, maybe one day some guy would build an incredible encoder to read the data straight from the matrix. In either case your efficiency can be incredibly good, which is one of the touted features of h264.

The paradigm shift is actually exactly what I'm suggesting, but like I said, if you squint it's not a paradigm shift at all. h264 is a step in this direction anyway when compared to MPEG-2. All we're doing is coming at it from completely the other end, which means no patent issues. Frankly if you don't shift the paradigm some guy is going to come up and tell you you're infringing on their patent.

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