Specifying codecs for the web
Posted Dec 12, 2007 18:44 UTC (Wed) by sfeam
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"As mp3 proved, having a widely available codec is effectively game
over for competitors even if they are technically superior (and in this
particular case only theora is a bit weak technically).
Perhaps. But in the video world another obvious analogy is to the state of
proprietary vs. free video cards. Until recently, you could make a case
for rephrasing that as: "having a sufficiently superior proprietary video
card has been effectively game over for free competitors." Which analogy
is more apt? It depends on how inferior theora is when compared to h264.
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