H.264 in Fedora 17!

Luya Tshimbalanga luya at fedoraproject.org
Wed Mar 21 01:46:51 UTC 2012

On 20/03/12 02:23 PM, Fedora Video wrote:
> Why is Mozilla doing this?  It is clear enough: Non-support of H.264 
> is making them irrelevant. They've gone from the #1 browser to the #4 
> directly as a result of not adopting H.264.   H.264 is the only video 
> that is good enough for the web and the alternatives are just as 
> patented which is why Google did not make good on their commitments to 
> deploy them. Even Youtube only offers WebM on a small number of 
> unpopular videos: The bandwidth demands of a full WebM deployment 
> would put them out of business and would break their site on apple 
> devices which don't work if WebM is offered.
WebM is actually superiour to H.264, some manufacturers already include 
it on their chipsets. The real issue has a lot to do with politics 
rather than technologies. As long governements allow corporations to 
decide their own way, the biggest losers are the users because of 
vendors lock-ins.

You could say the same thing with WMV, AAC yet they are not wildly adopted.

Luya Tshimbalanga
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