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Firefox to Stop Pushing WebM and Give in to H.264? What's that Mean to You

Firefox to Stop Pushing WebM and Give in to H.264? Whats that Mean to You

It's a dark day indeed for online video, H.264 has seemingly won the war without any real battles being fought. Google has yet to remove H.264 from Chrome and now someone high up at Firefox has pretty much stated that they're throwing in the towel ...

MPEG DASH Gains Industry Support As "Streaming Media Standard"

MPEG DASH Gains Industry Support As Streaming Media Standard

Well, it seems some companies, including Netflix and Microsoft, have got together behind a single format for media streaming. The format, MPEG DASH, now has its own Promoters Group. DASH, or dynamic adaptive streaming over HTTP, was just finalized in November and allows for, obviously, ...

What Influence Did Steve Jobs Have On Web Video? Industry Professionals Speak

What Influence Did Steve Jobs Have On Web Video? Industry Professionals Speak

In my previous post I made a list of what I thought to be the top video innovations of both Steve Jobs and Apple. However right away one of our readers had reminded me of a few good ones I completely overlooked. So rather than ...

Adobe Air 3 & Flash Player 11 Bring Big Video Updates

Adobe Air 3 & Flash Player 11 Bring Big Video Updates

Adobe Air 3 and Flash 11 are set to bring 3D graphics to gaming (which I wrote up at GDN: Adobe Platforms Will Now have 3D Gaming Potential), but there is more to it than that. There are also some interesting video performance expansions and ...

HTML5 Video Codec War Explodes as MPEG-LA Openly Calls for VP8 Patent Claims

HTML5 Video Codec War Explodes as MPEG LA Openly Calls for VP8 Patent Claims

The HTML5 video codec war just exploded! MPEG-LA, who you will remember holds the H.264 patent pool, just invaded Googlonia with a call for patent claims on the VP8 video codec. You will remember that Apple is a member of the H.264 owners, along with ...

Microsoft Drops 3,000 Word Reason for Supporting H.264, Fails to Mention Stake in MPEGLA

Microsoft Drops 3,000 Word Reason for Supporting H.264, Fails to Mention Stake in MPEGLA

Microsoft's Dean Hachamovitch, has lobbed a 3,000 word grenade at Google. The grenade is a lengthy description of why Microsoft will now support H.264 for web video in their Internet Explorer web browser and allow users to load a third-party codec for WebM. The one ...

Fear and Loathing in Online Video: The Video Codec Conundrum Continues

Fear and Loathing in Online Video: The Video Codec Conundrum Continues

My last post described, what Google's decision to drop H.264 from Chrome in favor of its own WebM format means for you, and concluded that this situation creates even more complexity video publishers, along with the potential of a massive increase in video publishing costs. ...

Google Chrome To Drop H264 - How Will This Affect You?

Google Chrome To Drop H264   How Will This Affect You?

Just when it appeared that the online video industry was moving toward a video standard, with H.264 video playback in HTML5 – more chaos ensued with Google's announcement of its plans to phase out support for H.264 in its Chrome browser, in favor of open ...

Encoding.com Offers HTML5 Preset Options for Ogg Theora, WebM VP8 on H.264

Encoding.com Offers HTML5 Preset Options for Ogg Theora, WebM VP8 on H.264

Encoding.com, one of the coolest places to do quick transcoding of video online, or online video for that matter, have just announced several new presets aimed at the HTML5 video market. This should make things easier for everyone using the service and wanting to support ...

The Sunday News Reel - The Week in Review 12-18 Sept. 2010

The Sunday News Reel   The Week in Review 12 18 Sept. 2010

We know, you're all busy and don't have time to catch everything that was important this week. So we are going to bring you a weekly news round up. Of course being ReelSEO we have to put a Reel in the title. I thought up ...

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