Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Apr 2011 09:20 UTC
Google The revolution has begun! Web video will be freed from the shackles of the MPEG-LA and the dreaded claws of patents and incomprehensible licenses! Sorry, I got a little carried away there. Anywho, YouTube has announced all new videos uploaded to the site will be transcoded into WebM, and that the most important part of the site's catalogue is already available in WebM.
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RE[2]: What Youtube SHOULD do!!
by kaiwai on Wed 20th Apr 2011 12:33 UTC in reply to "RE: What Youtube SHOULD do!!"
kaiwai
Member since:
2005-07-06

Expected reaction:
IE user blame IE on not supporting youtube, microsoft point again finger in monopoly suit.
Safari user blame google for not supporting safari, Apple fans point finger at google for monopoly suit.

Result:

Not happening anytime soon


They could do it fairly soon given that Adobe has committed themselves to providing WebM support in Flash which means even if the end user doesn't have a browser that supports WebM they can still watch it using the Flash player.

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RichterKuato Member since:
2010-05-14

Actually, they committed themselves to VP8 support. WebM support was never mentioned read the fine print:
http://blogs.adobe.com/flashplatform/2010/05/adobe_support_for_vp8....

My guess is by the end of June, Flash Player 11 be out with VP8 support but you'll need to use it with one of their proprietary container formats. I hope I'm wrong.

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intangible Member since:
2005-07-06

You could be right as far as out of the box support goes, but as long as the decoding is built into flash plugin, you ought to be able to write some actionscript to pull apart a different container and give away the code on the net.

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