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Google dumps h.264 support in Chrome.

Google’s move re: h.264 in Chrome appears lame and disingenuous. I’d write something but Daring Fireball did it perfectly: http://daringfireball.net/2011/01/simple_questions

Summary: Going forward, Google’s Chrome Browser will only support Google’s own WebM (VP8) and Theora video codecs but it appears they plan to continue to support Flash. Whyzat?

Remember, MPEG-LA has committed to cost-free use of h.264 IP for free content. The looming threat of license fees was lifted.

****************Update 1.17.11****************

Link of interest: http://antimatter15.com/wp/2011/01/the-ambiguity-of-open-and-vp8-vs-h-264/

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