concerning flash under freebsd
nightrecon at hotmail.com
Thu Jun 17 12:58:47 UTC 2010
> As I understand it, originally Ogg Theora was going to be the standard,
> but it's now been left open instead due to uncertainty about Theora
> infringing patents. Some sites are using Theora, but most seem to be
> going with h.264. I presume that this is due to IE support for h.264.
> I believe Google are going with h.264 and a newer BSD licensed codec
> they are sponsoring themselves as an open-source, patent-free
Google wants to promote it's VP8, which is at this point clearly inferior to
h.264. Browser wars turned Codec wars. We, the users are always overlooked
and no consideration given by those who wear the suits and ties. And the
arguing points they utilize within their 'decision by committee' process are
usually a distorted view of non-reality.
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