Posted Aug 7, 2008 6:12 UTC (Thu) by eru
Parent article: Firefox to support Theora video
This is absolutely great news! Among other things, it could help us poor Linux users in Finland to convince the governmental broadcasting authority, YLE, to release its online archive as Theora. It currently has a lot of interesting (for Finns) material openly available, and not DRM-protected, but teases and tortures all non-Windows users by using Microsoft's video formats. The main excuse from YLE for this has been that it makes viewing them easiest for most users. But this becomes a quite hollow argument, after the browser that according to some recent estimates has a 45% market share in Finland has support for a truly open video format built-in!
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