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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Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Thu 15th Mar 2012 06:58 UTC
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

It's funny Mozilla was forced to take this step because once again Google didn't back up its promises, but Google is only mentioned once and only accused of not doing enough, yet Apple is mentioned four times and getting a much harsher treatment.

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Apple and Microsoft are the problem
by jrincayc on Fri 16th Mar 2012 12:32 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
jrincayc Member since:
2007-07-24

That is because Apple and Microsoft are the problem. Apple and Microsoft implement neither Theora, Vorbis nor VP8 in their browsers. Google is guilty of being a half-hearted part of the solution, not of being part of the problem.

Edited 2012-03-16 12:33 UTC

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MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Apple and Microsoft can been seen as a problem and Google announced it was going to solve it, except they once again didn't causing problems for Mozilla.

Thom pays no attention as to why Google may not have done anything, which you'd expect from a journalist. Instead he turns his article in to a rant against Apple.

What Apple (and Microsoft) may be doing wrong in his eyes is old news. It happened many moons ago and because it happened back then Google announced their way of solving it.

Now fast forward to the present day it turns out Google was all talk, but doing nothing.

No comment on this, instead Thom goes back in time and repeats what we already know. It appears his tries to make it seem Apple and Microsoft are the fault Mozilla got in to problems and not the false promises of Google.

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