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[whatwg] H.264-in-<video> vs plugin APIs

From: Maik Merten <maikmerten@googlemail.com>
Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2009 17:25:23 +0200
Message-ID: <4A33C4E3.9020608@googlemail.com>
Gregory Maxwell wrote:
> Perhaps then you wouldn't mind sharing the rough breakdown of how many
> YouTube distributed videos are the 'high quality' files which are
> encoded in H.264 and only provided on user-request vs the normal
> quality, which is provided by default, and which doesn't use H.264.

I think that by now also standard quality uses H.264 (at least according
to the Wikipedia article on YouTube). This of course doesn't change the
fact that YouTube flourished despite using a vastly outdated codec (that
most likely is clearly outperformed by Theora) for years.

Received on Saturday, 13 June 2009 08:25:23 UTC

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