H.264 support coming to Firefox
Posted Mar 19, 2012 17:58 UTC (Mon) by rillian
In reply to: H.264 support coming to Firefox
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Surely Apple, Google and MS must be pleased by this. All they have to do is gain a threshold of market share with a proprietary technology and the biggest supported of the open web will capitulate and support it.
I'm sure they are, but you make it sound easier than it was. Various companies have been trying that approach to audio and video on the Web since...about 1995. Remember RealPlayer? For that matter, remember WMV? Very large organizations have been trying this strategy for a very long time. Even h.264 is a compromise in that it's a shared standard, not a single-sourced proprietary offering.
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