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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by graig on Fri 16th Mar 2012 18:57 UTC
graig
Member since:
2010-09-18

good. lets hope flash dies faster.

google is to blame for flash not dying faster...

from supporting flash in google chrome. to requiring flash on youtube for certain videos so they can imbed commercials.

also they halfway implemented different video codecs. so now when you try to view youtube videos on iPads or iPhones they try to re-encode the video on the fly so they can send you a video. the problem is their servers are so slow that the re-encode doesn't happen fast enough to watch the video. and then if you come back later, it never saved the re-encoded video so it has to do it again.

i wish google would have never bought youtube. they have really messed it up.

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RE: good
by Morgan on Sun 18th Mar 2012 04:11 in reply to "good"
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

I've often wondered why Google never bought Adobe. They would get the PDF portfolio, some of the best commercial design and creative software, and Flash which could easily be open-sourced at that point.

In fact, the only deterrent I can imagine is trying to avoid antitrust lawsuits and sanctions.

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