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[whatwg] ThePirateBay.org take advantage of HTML5's <VIDEO>

From: Sam Arthur Allen <dev@atshop3d.com>
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2009 18:13:42 +1000
Message-ID: <4A472636.8010500@atshop3d.com>
Word just came in from TorrentFreak that ThePirateBay.org have been 
working on a streaming video website for countless months that takes 
advantage of the free media formats OGG, Theora and Vorbis.

While filesharing in itself is a controversial subject, this will place 
HTML5's <VIDEO> and <AUDIO> tag--and more importantly the OGG 
Theora+Vorbis multimedia format--in the spotlight of countless people.

This is also convenient for FireFox (and GNU IceCat) as the new point 
release version is getting closer to its official public release.

Congratulations to ThePirateBay.org team for making this possible.

Related links:

TorrentFreak's coverage on the subject:
http://torrentfreak.com/the-pirate-bay-launches-youtube-competitor-090627/

The Video Bay:
http://thevideobay.org/

--Sam
Received on Sunday, 28 June 2009 01:13:42 UTC

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