Ars technica has a lengthy criticism
of the removal of H.264 support from the Chrome browser. "Google is now building a community around WebM (similar to that around Theora), but it hasn't taken any steps to submit WebM to ISO, ITU, or SMPTE for formal open standardization. The company is preferring to keep it under its own sole control.
For Google to claim that it is moving to 'open codecs' is quite absurd: H.264 is very much an open codec. WebM is not.
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