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Google to push WebM with IE9, Safari plugins

surveyork (1505897) writes | more than 3 years ago

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surveyork (1505897) writes "A new chapter in the browser wars:

"Google in a defense of its decision to pull H.264 from Chrome's HTML5 revealed that it will put out WebM plugins for Internet Explorer 9 and Safari. Expecting no official support from Apple or Microsoft, Google plans to develop extensions that would load its self-owned video codec. No timetable was given."

So Google gets started with their plan for world-wide WebM domination. They'll provide WebM plugins for the browsers of the H.264-only league, so in practice, all mayor browsers will have WebM support –one way or the other.

Machiavellian move?"

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And then what? (1)

westlake (615356) | more than 3 years ago | (#34892142)

So Google gets started with their plan for world-wide WebM domination. They'll provide WebM plugins for the browsers of the H.264-only league, so in practice, all mayor browsers will have WebM support -one way or the other.

All major browsers will have integrated support or a plug-in for H.264.

With OS support in the iOS, OSX and Windows 7 platforms.

Ubuntu in its OEM distributions.

WebM is - for all practical purposes - nothing more than a distribution codec for the web.

It stands a snowball's chance in hell against H.264 in video production. Cable, broadcast and satellite distribution. Home video. Industrial, security, medical and military applications.

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