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]: Comment by RichterKuato
by wanker90210 on Thu 15th Mar 2012 10:11 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by RichterKuato"
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One of the selling point of H.264 (sorry for being a pointdexter but x264 is the free H.264 codec/tool done by the VLC lads) compared to VP8 is that basically everything has hardware acceleration for H.264. If you don't, it could be extravagant settings that aren't h/w supported. Eg the iPhone only deals with baseline H.264.

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RE[3]: Comment by RichterKuato
by Gusar on Thu 15th Mar 2012 11:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by RichterKuato"
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Eg the iPhone only deals with baseline H.264.

Not true, it can do high profile for quite some time now. While the Apple docs may say only main profile is supported, the iPhone and the iPad will play high profile video.
Android phones will play high profile as well. This "devices only do baseline" thing is outdated.

@judgen: I don't know what you're doing wrong, but the single core Atom N270, thanks to hyperthreading, can play 720p high profile almost fluidly, there's only a few hiccups at bitrate spikes. So 480p shouldn't be a problem whatsoever.
I also have no idea what you mean by "will not be supported on home theater systems". What is such a system? If a standalone player that can play Blu-ray, you've got h264 support right there, because it's required for Blu-ray. If it's a HTPC you've put together yourself, either the integrated Intel graphics has a hardware h264 decoder, or you add a low-end Nvidia card which also has a hardware h264 decoder.

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This "devices only do baseline" thing is outdated.

Not entirely, like e.g. my 10-inch tablet can do high-profile up-to 720p, but at 1080p it can only handle baseline. NVIDIA really screwed up there with Tegra2.

But yes, almost all devices these days can handle high-profile 720p, and most of them can even do 1080p high-profile.

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