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Google Adds Hardware Acceleration Support to WebM

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justfinethanku

Jan 13, 2011, 4:37 PM

Mass hypocricy

So Google is pulling H.426 and essentially HTML 5 because they are not "open"?

I think Google is confusing "open" with "free"

In certain instances you will have to pay royalties to the companies that hold patents for H.426 but their source codes are 100% open and able to be viewed/edited etc.

EVERY mobile device records video in H.426, EVERY bluray player uses H.426, TV broadcasting uses it and it is something you absolutely do not need a plugin for.

WebM, on the other hand, is 100% NOT OPEN SOURCE. It is a proprietary format that GOOGLE OWNS and has not opened up the source code for. It has a near zero percent market share and is supported by absolutely no hardware at the moment.

It makes no sense for Google to drop H.426...
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Google's not pulling html5. h.264 is NOT a standard yet. Heck h.264 isn't a standard for mobile video yet. What a DVD uses is pointless since you won't be playing a DVD with a browser.

You can also add h.264 support to a Chrome browser by downlo...
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I think you're over reacting.

You don't think the source is available?
http://www.webmproject.org/code/ »
Guess what that is.

Also H.264 requires royalties paid by device and browser vendors.

I can question the choice to exclude H.264 from th...
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GettingSleepy

Jan 13, 2011, 5:54 PM

Isn't this monopolizing?

Google only allowing for their products to work with their services?
Not really.

I mean, it's not smart, but it's also not a monopoly.

Now, if Google had the only browser on the market THAT would make it a monopoly.

But you can't really be accused of anti-competitive measures for selling a product that only...
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GettingSleepy said:
Google only allowing for their products to work with their services?


WebM is a format Google championed. Youtube HTML5 videos are WebM.
 
 
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