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[whatwg] forwarded: Google opens VP8 video codec

From: David Gerard <dgerard@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 11:05:08 +0100
Message-ID: <AANLkTikIZQ3C1B9ebIFcaWDqXUoxWMkFYbxRF8lrTYh0@mail.gmail.com>
On 20 May 2010 11:03, Philip J?genstedt <philipj at opera.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 20 May 2010 17:55:42 +0800, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:

>> 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.

hmm, OK. I suppose they have to actually check it won't break anything.

- d.
Received on Thursday, 20 May 2010 03:05:08 UTC

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