A plug-in will let Windows 7 users watch H.264 video using Chrome even after Google removes support. Also: Microsoft's qualified pledge not to sue Google in the matter.
We dissect Google's decision to drop H.264 support from Chrome and go with WebM, we mop up a little bit of the Verizon iPhone news, and more importantly, we eventually get this show on the road after yet another tech disaster. Also, and this is very important, people, the next version of Android will not be called Ice Cream. It's Ice Cream Sandwich, people. Keep up. --Molly
In Web video encoding, there are two major standards. Google just announced it's backing its own WebM over the codec Apple and Microsoft support.
Mozilla has shunned the H.264 video technology, but Microsoft is easing its use with Firefox on Windows. WebM video fans might not be pleased.
Internet Explorer 9 will support only the H.264 video technology. And Microsoft raises intellectual property concerns regarding the rival Ogg format.
Some think license terms for the popular video encoding technology mean Apple's Final Cut Pro should be called Final Cut Hobbyist. Not so fast.
The group that licenses the widely used H.264 video compression technology decides against adding a Web-streaming royalty charge that could have helped rival formats such as Ogg Theora.
The video encoding technology has been free to use for those sending video over the Web. MPEG LA declares it won't charge for that after 2015--or ever.
In an HD era, something with a little more power than DivX is needed. Oh look, here's DivX 7. Just the ticket.
DivX is something most Internet inhabitants have heard of. Much of the video online is encoded in the format and now, with the new version, much more HD video will use the system