Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Mar 2012 19:37 UTC
Internet & Networking Ever since it became clear that Google was not going to push WebM as hard as they should have, the day would come that Mozilla would be forced to abandon its ideals because the large technology companies don't care about an open, unencumbered web. No decision has been made just yet, but Mozilla is taking its first strides to adding support for the native H.264 codecs installed on users' mobile systems. See it as a thank you to Mozilla for all they've done for the web.
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RE[2]: Whatevs.
by shmerl on Wed 14th Mar 2012 21:08 UTC in reply to "RE: Whatevs."
shmerl
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2010-06-08

The situation was like that already for long time. So if you are saying that Mozilla's change in principal position is either caused by desperation about slow WebM adoption or by need to get hardware performance on mobile devices without hardware WebM decoding, then both arguments are not convincing to differ it from the situation on the desktop really. WebM was nowhere when it started, still Mozilla was strongly against promoting H.264. The most decisive factor here really is Google's desertion. Since Google was supposed to be a good ally, Mozilla was not alone. Now they stand alone against the dark empire of "non free". Will they able to pull it through?

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