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Dirac vs. Theora

Dirac vs. Theora

Posted Apr 2, 2009 7:11 UTC (Thu) by gmaxwell (guest, #30048)
In reply to: Dirac vs. Theora by DonDiego
Parent article: New Theora encoder makes its first public release

In this case my numbers, greatly hedged by simply claiming a majority, came from directly measuring many millions of visitors to Wikipedia.

It is true that Java penetration is in decline but it still ships as a standard pre-installed component on many systems and it is still is required for access to many business web applications. While the geekerati still hate Java, as they always have, Joe sixpack simply doesn't care. For all the same reasons that he has Flash he has Java. (and, in any case, Theora in Flash 10 VM appears completely possible— if anyone cares to do it… Vorbis is already done)


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Dirac vs. Theora

Posted Apr 10, 2009 11:49 UTC (Fri) by robbe (subscriber, #16131) [Link]

> In this case my numbers [...] came from directly measuring many
> millions of visitors to Wikipedia.

Niiice argument. Do you have details (or a link thereto)? I confess, I'd
have questioned your statement (a little less belligerently), had not
DonDiego beat me to it.

> While the geekerati still hate Java, [...]

I think this mainly a thing of the past. It's FOSS goodness now, and the
alternatives are much worse.

Still, I fear that the decline of the Java applet will only accelerate.


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