Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Jan 2011 22:33 UTC
Google I didn't plan on this, but there's really nothing I can do. Unless you want me to write about the upcoming ten billionth download from the iOS App Store, you'll have to settle for this. On the Chromium blog, Google has clarified its decision to drop H.264 support from the Chrome web browser, and in it, Google basically repeats the things that those concerned about the future of video on the web have been saying for a long time now: H.264 on the web kills innovation.
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RE[2]: The new Microsoft
by Headrush on Sat 15th Jan 2011 16:31 UTC in reply to "RE: The new Microsoft"
Headrush
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2006-01-03

[Right. That's probably why Android is more popular than iOS in the US, and why in Europe - despite multiple carriers carrying the iPhone

Not sure I would say popular is the right word, but outselling is true. We also know this has a lot to do with having many more Android models to choose from and having a much larger price range of products to choose from also.

What I want to know is if current h.264 decoding hardware can be adapted to use with WebM codecs or will this essentially obsolete several products I currently own?

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RE[3]: The new Microsoft
by WereCatf on Sat 15th Jan 2011 16:34 in reply to "RE[2]: The new Microsoft"
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2006-02-15

What I want to know is if current h.264 decoding hardware can be adapted to use with WebM codecs or will this essentially obsolete several products I currently own?

It really depends on the DSP in question. Some of them can be extended to also support WebM, some of them can't. Can't really say anything more about it as it really is dependant on the hardware in question.

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