Blizzard: HTML5 video and H.264 - what history tells us and wihy we're standing with the web
Posted Feb 2, 2010 9:37 UTC (Tue) by njwhite
In reply to: Blizzard: HTML5 video and H.264 - what history tells us and why we're standing with the web
Parent article: Blizzard: HTML5 video and H.264 - what history tells us and why we're standing with the web
While Flash is more annoying because of bugs etc, it is in principle the lesser
since (I believe) it can be legally re-implemented in Free Software. H.264 cannot, in many
parts of the world.
I think it's still the case though that codecs you send over flash are still patentable
largely patented). Which is why the gnash devs get so annoyed that people get annoyed
when it doesn't work with youtube, because they won't distribute the codecs themselves,
so have to hope that the distributions will (and often distributors get it wrong).
Even if flash is perfectly reimplemented, then, we still have all the problems with
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