1669 readersIt has only been a few minutes since the news of Google removing support for the H.264 video codec from Chrome in favour of WebM, a codec that Google open-sourced after their acquisition of On2, has been making the rounds. Is this significant? I guess it depends who you ask, but Chrome is certainly a
4638 readersThe Fact: YouTube videos embed on AdsSo, here after a little controversy related to Display Advertising. There is a lot about embedding YouTube videos in RichMedia an Video Advertising.If you take a look at takeovers, mastheads and wallpaper Ads, most of them have YouTube videos embedded. This is made not only by DoubleClick (Google is
3637 readersUpdate: I mistakenly said that Firefox does not support HTML 5. They do through the Ogg codec. There seems to be a lot of talk going on lately about this so I wanted to give my thoughts. This topic is actually quite a confusing one to think about. Let me first address the iPhone side of
1765 readersDear Google, With your purchase of On2, you now own both the world's largest video site (YouTube) and all the patents behind a new high performance video codec -- VP8. Just think what you can achieve by releasing the VP8 codec under an irrevocable royalty-free license and pushing it out to users on YouTube? You
2707 readersIt has only been a few minutes since the news of Google removing support for the H.264 video codec from Chrome in favour of WebM, a codec that Google open-sourced after their acquisition of On2, has been making the rounds. Is this significant? I guess ...
1777 readersMy friend Jan has published some quality comparisons between the Ogg and H.264 video codec. For those who don't know, Ogg Theora is the video container format and codec favoured by Mozilla for playback of web video in HTML5 whereas H.264 is a widely popular codec - one may say the industry standard - that
1702 readersI've put a question mark there since this story currently does not cite any named sources, but NewTeeVee certainly seems convinced that Google will open source the VP8 codec, and will announce this at their upcoming Google I/O conference next month. The VP8 codec, developed by On2 which Google recently acquired, is a high quality
2333 readersWed Jun 30, Google weighed the question of whether HTML5 is ready to replace Adobe Flash, The engineers at the YouTube(Google-owned), however, still prefer Flash. Google has confirmed that Adobe Flash will continue to "play a critical role" on YouTube, saying the fledgling HTML5 video tag doesn’t meet the site’s needs. A Tuesday blog [...]
3224 readersGetting video onto the web these days is a lot easier than it used to be! In fact, since Flash added video support years ago and sites like YouTube became available for general usage, video content has become almost a routine part of modern web life. In today's instant gratification world of tweets and social
1961 readersGoogle has recently announced that they are dropping support for H.264 in Chrome browser. What this means that the developers wanting to use H.264 video in their HTML5 content will have to encode it using WebM or Theora video codecs. WebM is based on the On2 technology’s VP8 codec that Google acquired last year. This
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