> WebM is in a hopeless position compared to H.264.
> It had some promise, but none of the planned moves
> by Google or Adobe that were meant to promote it
> actually happened.
Exactly how WebM is hopeless? IIRC, most of the video on the web are coming out of youtube and they are available as webm. HW support for it is coming, but of course hw is slow, so some more time is needed.
Last, but not least, it's sad to see firefox too putting mobile ahead of everything else (after KDE and GNOME doing so). As a heavy desktop person, who doesn't have or care for a smartphone, this is very annoying.