Google and the <video> tag

Though H.264 plays an important role in video, as our goal is to enable open innovation, support for the codec will be removed and our resources directed towards completely open codec technologies. From HTML Video Codec Support in Chrome Well that sucks. Gruber asks a few “simple questions” here. Aside from the question of hypocrisy […]

Free VP8 vs. Ogg/Theora

The Free Software Foundation has suggested to Google that it might want to make VP8 “irrevocably royalty free” (whatever that means—will it cover future developments of VP8?). Of course at the same time they argue that Ogg/Theora is as-good-or-better than H264 and of course it’s both open source and royalty free. I’m not sure if […]