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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RE[10]: Happy as Enduser
by brichpmr on Fri 4th Feb 2011 10:42 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: Happy as Enduser "
brichpmr
Member since:
2006-04-22

XP will only decrease over time, so it is not a valid reason to push a video format going forward. You have to face the reality that H.264 is already a defacto standard for quality video in just about every arena (web and non-web).

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RE[11]: Happy as Enduser
by TheGZeus on Fri 4th Feb 2011 15:58 in reply to "RE[10]: Happy as Enduser "
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2010-05-19

Laserdisk had a 10% penetration in Japan.
When the rest of the world went to DVD, a number of people ignored it as a fad, like 8-track tapes.
At first, people complained about the quality. Then encoders/players improved, DTS audio was made available, more studios started putting out anamorphic transfers, (which were very rare in the LD market) and DVD was finally accepted as superior, and LD went by the wayside.

You can thrash about all you want, but people like their money, and will keep it if possible.

A web standard must be open, by definition.

2 + 2 !=5

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