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[whatwg] forwarded: Google opens VP8 video codec

From: Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 18:03:40 +0800
Message-ID: <op.vcz0werxatwj1d@philip-pc.oslo.osa>
On Thu, 20 May 2010 17:55:42 +0800, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2010/5/20 Peter Beverloo <peter at lvp-media.com>:
>
>> Microsoft has announced playback support for VP8 in Internet Explorer  
>> 9[1]
>> under the condition that one has to install a VP8 codec manually,  
>> albeit via
>> inclusion in another program: "In its HTML5 support, IE9 will support
>> playback of H.264 video as well as VP8 video when the user has  
>> installed a
>> VP8 codec on Windows."
>> I think that's fairly significant.
>
>
> I don't. They're trying to make "if you install it yourself, it'll
> work" look like they're actually doing anything at all. But they're
> not, because the same applies already to Vorbis and Theora. If
> anything, they're just offering not to deliberately stop it from
> working.

That is unfair. While I don't know precisely what the IE team is doing,  
hooking up things like canPlayType to give the correct reply depending on  
what is installed doesn't happen automatically.

-- 
Philip J?genstedt
Core Developer
Opera Software
Received on Thursday, 20 May 2010 03:03:40 UTC

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