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 zima on Sun 18th Mar 2012 14:30 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by RichterKuato"
zima
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i hope that that horrendouse x264 would be killed off soon for a less CPU/GPU intense standard. Damn, even an dual core atom can not watch even 480p mp4's in that format, and the powerbooks at 1.67ghz can neither. Bad sign of things coming...

Either you're doing something very wrong, or you're making things up.

480p H264 file on a decade-old Athlon XP 1.46 GHz that I keep around ...hovers close to 50% CPU usage in software decoding via SMPlayer, with 2-3 year old build of MPlayer underneath - so while quite efficient, not even exactly the fastest decoder around.
When checking out, half a decade ago, the presumably then fastest software decoder (CoreAVC), this machine could actually borderline play 720p (some not really, some it managed but with 90+ % CPU usage - differences probably from various H264 profiles)

Then there's single core Atom netbook of my buddy, able to play 480p H264 similarly fine.

btw a 1080p xvid runs fine on both machines and filesize is no longer a matter as disk are dirt cheap, why insist on smaller filesizes when space and internet speeds is less of an problem?

Space and bandwidths matter more with push for ~mobile (plus your view about internet speeds might very well be a very Swedish perspective)

Edit, also x264 is not and probably will not be supported in the near future (or ever due to licensing fees) on home theater systems, and even if they were so far none of them have to cpu power to play them well,

What? Virtually every current home theater supports H264: every Bluray player does - and those are virtually all current home theater systems that matter (but it's not like DIY HTPCs have any issues with H264). And "DVD formatted like & using codecs of Bluray" discs (aka: AVCHD or AVCREC) give very nice results on those.

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