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 dvhh on Wed 20th Apr 2011 13:23 UTC in reply to "RE: What Youtube SHOULD do!!"
dvhh
Member since:
2006-03-20

The average youtube user (considering the top viewed video) unfortunately don't care wether a codec is free or not.

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Spiron Member since:
2011-03-08

No they wont, but thats is why people elect other smarter people to manage them. this takes the form of Governments, boards and DEVELOPERS. If the devs of youtube turn off h.264 then the people will see that and either look for a solution or pester microsoft, who will be forced to include the WebM codec and not just have it as an option

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orestes Member since:
2005-07-06

...or they'll switch to another content source that isn't being a pain in the ass for them. Sites rise very quickly on the web, youtube being one of them, but it's important we not forget that they fall just as swiftly.

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lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

The average youtube user (considering the top viewed video) unfortunately don't care wether a codec is free or not.


The average YouTube website owner, however, very much does care.

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