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 tomcat on Thu 15th Mar 2012 22:44 UTC in reply to "RE: Whatevs."
tomcat
Member since:
2006-01-06

can't make a browser without paying a license or use the OS supplied codecs.
I can't make an OS.


BS. Little guys don't [credibly] make browsers or OSes nowadays. They may want to -- but they're not successful without serious funding.

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RE[3]: Whatevs.
by WereCatf on Fri 16th Mar 2012 09:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Whatevs."
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

BS. Little guys don't [credibly] make browsers or OSes nowadays. They may want to -- but they're not successful without serious funding.


Of course not, buying all the licenses and patents is too expensive.

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RE[3]: Whatevs.
by Lennie on Fri 16th Mar 2012 10:40 in reply to "RE[2]: Whatevs."
Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

That is just not true, just look at all the people creating Linux distros and ReactOS and so on.

Do you really think they will pay for a H.264 license so they can distribute those codecs with their software ?

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