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]: Comment by kurkosdr
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 22nd Apr 2011 15:06 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kurkosdr"
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I think YouTube should detect the browser and serve HTML5 automatically.

I agree, however it's weird that when other sites embed youtube videos they automatically serve webm for me (using Firefox 4). I know this since I don't have flash (or gnash) installed and yet for the past couple of weeks I've been able to watch pretty much all embedded youtube videos on sites that I visit without me having 'opted in' for html5 on youtube.

That's the new iframe embed code which went live a few weeks ago. Before that, it was an optional checkbox (I've been using it on OSN for months).

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