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romor
post Jan 12 2011, 01:51
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I read this today, and thought it might be interesting to post about it:

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Though H.264 plays an important role in video, as our goal is to enable open innovation, support for the codec will be removed and our resources directed towards completely open codec technologies.
source: http://blog.chromium.org/2011/01/html-vide...-in-chrome.html

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post Jan 20 2011, 07:13
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I built WebM from the source back in June in FFMPEG libvpx 0.9.1 on my Linux box here (The newest one built with speed in mind is 0.9.5). The only drawbacks that I saw with it was the encoding/decoding spped, which was rather slow when compared to Theora and H.264, although I can't tell difference quality wise and I am far from a videophile. You are folks are forgetting one thing here. It really does matter which one offers any vast Psychovisual improvements most people are going to transcode their entire video collections over anyway regardless and they both DCT based codecs so they are very similar. VP8 even though still difficult is somewhat simpler. I think we will see some vast improvements over the next year or so with speed. There is also hardware support in embedded microprocessors, which is a good thing and Firefox 4 and Chrome will have support. Android support is coming very soon as well. In terms of Google pushing WebM on people I think that's good for the HTML 5 standard and not really for the consumers unfortunately whom are stubborn to say the least. It's funny that everybody is gawking at Google for simply trying to "unite" the web under one standard and finally dump the stupid 7,000 different flash players used on most websites and there is this huge backlash over. People just use H.264 and flash out of "convenience" it's not going to take that much effort to transcode your video collection everyone knows there will be 1,000 drag-drop GUI's out there if they don't already exist to simplify the process rolleyes.gif Does that mean that HTML 5 video is the end all be all? No there is much room for improvement even with HTML 5 in mind, but it's a start.

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Unfortunately, cooperate interests trumped everything.


They always do. That's why I have completely switched over to Linux and made the break and it's been a much smoother ride ever since. Nerds realize this will always be an on going battle. laugh.gif


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- romor   Google removes H.264 from its browser/system   Jan 12 2011, 01:51
- - TechVsLife   fwiw, here's apple's view of the matter: h...   Jan 12 2011, 02:48
- - romor   "Unsubstantial claims" about VP8 and H.2...   Jan 12 2011, 03:18
- - matav   it is way too early to make such a move. so early ...   Jan 12 2011, 09:28
- - Miramis   More about the Chrome HTML Video Codec Change   Jan 14 2011, 22:11
- - googlebot   I immediately thought about dropping Chrome, when ...   Jan 15 2011, 11:32
|- - cpchan   QUOTE (googlebot @ Jan 15 2011, 06:32) I ...   Jan 19 2011, 22:43
|- - 2Bdecided   QUOTE (cpchan @ Jan 19 2011, 21:43) I gra...   Jan 20 2011, 14:57
- - romor   QUOTE (googlebot @ Jan 15 2011, 11:32) Th...   Jan 15 2011, 12:52
- - dhromed   Interesting how that infographic's Arguments p...   Jan 16 2011, 00:41
|- - romor   QUOTE (dhromed @ Jan 16 2011, 00:41) ...g...   Jan 16 2011, 01:30
|- - gaekwad2   QUOTE (romor @ Jan 16 2011, 02:30) QUOTE ...   Jan 16 2011, 16:17
|- - romor   QUOTE (gaekwad2 @ Jan 16 2011, 16:17) The...   Jan 16 2011, 17:43
|- - gaekwad2   QUOTE (romor @ Jan 16 2011, 18:43) QUOTE ...   Jan 16 2011, 19:16
|- - romor   QUOTE (gaekwad2 @ Jan 16 2011, 19:16) VP8...   Jan 16 2011, 19:52
- - Porcus   Isn't this all about web content, really? Once...   Jan 16 2011, 15:24
- - Miramis   Free Software Foundation: No double standards: sup...   Jan 19 2011, 21:57
- - googlebot   Don't be fooled! The only thing open abou...   Jan 19 2011, 23:36
|- - cpchan   QUOTE (googlebot @ Jan 19 2011, 18:36) Do...   Jan 20 2011, 00:02
|- - googlebot   I really can't see how this is supposed to eve...   Jan 20 2011, 01:02
||- - cpchan   QUOTE (googlebot @ Jan 19 2011, 20:02) I ...   Jan 20 2011, 01:50
|- - NullC   QUOTE Additional IP Rights Grant (Patents) ...   Jan 20 2011, 03:58
||- - cpchan   QUOTE (NullC @ Jan 19 2011, 22:58) You ha...   Jan 20 2011, 07:18
|- - cpchan   QUOTE (cpchan @ Jan 19 2011, 19:02) Of co...   Jan 20 2011, 09:52
- - HotshotGG   I built WebM from the source back in June in FFMPE...   Jan 20 2011, 07:13
|- - cpchan   QUOTE (HotshotGG @ Jan 20 2011, 02:13) Th...   Jan 20 2011, 07:22
- - 2Bdecided   Just a thought: as a content provider, I'd alr...   Jan 20 2011, 15:10
|- - googlebot   QUOTE (2Bdecided @ Jan 20 2011, 15:10) If...   Jan 20 2011, 16:25
|- - NullC   QUOTE (2Bdecided @ Jan 20 2011, 06:10) Th...   Feb 15 2011, 21:25
- - romor   two weeks ago MPEG announced intent for new royalt...   Feb 12 2011, 05:36
- - romor   VP8 codec update, named "Bali" released:...   Mar 9 2011, 02:24
- - romor   Fresh WebM VP8, Ogg Theora, x264 SSIM benchmark: ...   Mar 25 2011, 00:48
- - smok3   romor: Do you actually understand this graphs? isn...   Mar 27 2011, 21:40
- - romor   did you check quoted link source?   Mar 27 2011, 23:56
|- - smok3   QUOTE (romor @ Mar 27 2011, 23:56) did yo...   Mar 28 2011, 07:57
- - romor   Google spins fast: QUOTE all new videos uploaded ...   Apr 20 2011, 19:01
- - Robertina   WebM patent fight ahead for Google?   Jul 29 2011, 13:03
- - Nystagmus   While you guys are separating the real wheat from ...   Oct 15 2013, 17:38
- - Nystagmus   QUOTE (Nystagmus @ Oct 15 2013, 10:38) Wh...   Jan 2 2014, 22:51


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