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[7]: What Youtube SHOULD do!!
by lemur2 on Wed 20th Apr 2011 12:53 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: What Youtube SHOULD do!!"
lemur2
Member since:
2007-02-17

Just saying non-trivial numbers of users may stay back for a release or two.

4.0 changed a LOT under the hood and new code always brings new bugs.


Chrome users all get upgraded by Google without their consent.

At least Firefox gives you the choice to upgrade.

Bear in mind that Firefox 4 IS a compelling upgrade.

PS: Also bear in mind that as of now: "All New YouTube Uploads Transcoded to WebM" so Firefox users will need Firefox 4.

Edited 2011-04-20 13:01 UTC

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ssokolow Member since:
2010-01-21

That, among other reasons, is why, on the occasions when I use something other than Firefox, I run Chromium on Gentoo Linux. It's my system. Nothing changes without my explicit, instance-by-instance consent and from-source builds up the risk and lower the reward of upstream devs trying anything sneaky.

I'm well aware that it's a compelling upgrade though. It took a lot of work to hack my Firefox 3.6 to look and behave like Chrome's compact UI and that still doesn't give me a Javascript method JIT, deferred DOM updates, or any of the various other deep core tweaks.

I just value a comfortable, if slightly sluggish browser more than a browser that's compelling but only works if I sacrifice features I value highly.

As for needing Firefox 4, I doubt it. They said they'll keep making H.264 versions and Flash is both H.264-capable and almost ubiquitous.

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