Going against its initial hopes, Mozilla starts adding support for the patent-encumbered H.264 video compression standard. Perhaps it'll get revenge through WebRTC.
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.
The Firefox developer, seeking a foothold in mobile browsing, is poised to accept patented video technology it had spurned. That underscores the challenges for Google's competing WebM.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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