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[4]: What Youtube SHOULD do!!
by lemur2 on Thu 21st Apr 2011 06:47 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: What Youtube SHOULD do!!"
lemur2
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2007-02-17

i personally think they should just use h.264 for everything. 1. patents don't last forever. 2. h.264 has broad hardware support. from blueray players, to tablets and android phones, iphone, car stereos. 3. i know some people are like, but firefox wont include h.264. well then that's what plugins are for.


I personally think people should use WebM for the web (which BTW has nothing to do with blueray players or car stereos).

Patents will last longer than h264 does.

There is better support (without plugins) in browsers for WebM than h264.

Not only Firefox won't include h264, neither will Opera or Chrome.

There is a WebM Media Foundation codec available from Google so that if this codec is installed then even IE9 can support WebM without a plugin.

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