Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 13th Jan 2011 20:31 UTC
Internet & Networking And the fallout from Google's decision to drop H.264 support from its Chrome web browser continues to fall. Opera's Haavard - speaking on his own behalf - slammed the article which appeared on Ars Technica earlier today, while Micrsoft's Tim Sneath likened Google's move to the president of the United States banning English in favour of Esperanto. Also within, a rant (there's no other word for it) about the disrespect displayed by H.264 proponents towards the very open source community that saved and invigorated the web.
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RE: H.264 can't lose
by M.Onty on Thu 13th Jan 2011 23:20 UTC in reply to "H.264 can't lose"
M.Onty
Member since:
2009-10-23

Google doesn't have the same level of influence that they used to.


When did Google have more influence than they do now?

I don't think Google are picking a fight with Flash, but rather trying to control the "second place" option, HTML5.

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RE[2]: H.264 can't lose
by nt_jerkface on Fri 14th Jan 2011 15:18 in reply to "RE: H.264 can't lose"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Google had more influence with YouTube before Hulu and Netflix showed up.

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RE[3]: H.264 can't lose
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 14th Jan 2011 15:32 in reply to "RE[2]: H.264 can't lose"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Google had more influence with YouTube before Hulu and Netflix showed up.


US-centric view. Hulu and Netflix aren't even a blip on the radar of the 'net. Nobody gives a shit about Hulu or Netflix. Their user base is <0.5% of the web. They might be all the shit in Starbucks-going, Apple-toting America, but in the real world, NOBODY CARES.

Edited 2011-01-14 15:32 UTC

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