Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd Feb 2011 16:50 UTC
Internet & Networking Microsoft did two things today. First, it released an H.264 plugin for HTML5 video for Google's Chrome web browser which makes use of Media Foundation. The usefulness of this plugin is limited, however, since it's only for Windows 7 users. Much more interesting is that Microsoft has opened the door to out-of-the-box WebM/VP8 support in Internet Explorer 9.
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Happy as Enduser
by ramasubbu_sk on Wed 2nd Feb 2011 18:00 UTC
ramasubbu_sk
Member since:
2007-04-05

As a enduser finally I'm happy that I would be able view WebM & H.264 content in all the browser. Including IE 9.

Thanks

Edited 2011-02-02 18:00 UTC

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RE: Happy as Enduser
by shmerl on Wed 2nd Feb 2011 19:00 in reply to "Happy as Enduser "
shmerl Member since:
2010-06-08

The only culprit remaining is Apple.

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RE[2]: Happy as Enduser
by TheGZeus on Wed 2nd Feb 2011 19:08 in reply to "RE: Happy as Enduser "
TheGZeus Member since:
2010-05-19

So the only people left out are cultists.

I see no problem.

(semi-sarcastic)

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RE[2]: Happy as Enduser
by kaiwai on Wed 2nd Feb 2011 22:13 in reply to "RE: Happy as Enduser "
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

The only culprit remaining is Apple.


Yeah, god forbid me missing out on the tsunami of videos that are available in WebM as we speak.

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RE[2]: Happy as Enduser
by steve_s on Thu 3rd Feb 2011 09:20 in reply to "RE: Happy as Enduser "
steve_s Member since:
2006-01-16

The only culprit remaining is Apple.


Safari plays all its HTML5 media using QuickTime. Install a QuickTime component that supports WebM playback and Safari will play WebM video. Such a component has been available since August.

There is no real qualitative difference between how one can playback WebM in Safari or IE9.

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