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[News] Web Browsers Competition Good for Ogg/Open Video

  • Subject: [News] Web Browsers Competition Good for Ogg/Open Video
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 18:39:03 +0000
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Brace for Another Skirmish in the Browser Wars

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| My main browser is Firefox. 3.5.7 for 
| Linux, to be exact. 
| [...]
| It was down to the Ogg Theora video format, 
| but late in 2007, the spec was updated to 
| allow for other formats, and currently the 
| H.264/MPEG-4 AVC is the big contender.
| It should be noted that as of this writing, 
| H.264 is not yet supported by Firefox, nor 
| can it be run in IE without the Google 
| Chrome Frame. Guess which big hardware 
| vendor names after a fruit is among the big 
| H.264 supporters?
| In the past, this kind of standards 
| contention was at worse a nuisance. If you 
| ran across an IE-only site, you would just 
| fire up (shudder!) IE. But with cloud-based 
| computing putting so much emphasis on the 
| browser-interface-as-app-platform, any kind 
| of standards fight could likely cause big 
| problems for cloud users. 


OSnews Podcast Now Available in OGG

,----[ Quote ]
| The Flash audio player has been replaced by 
| an HTML5 audio element. Please report any 
| problems you experience.
| Doing the actual transcoding to OGG and 
| uploading has taken over 20 hours to do, 
| all I can say is that I hope it all goes to 
| good use, Iâm knackered. 


Slideshow - Awesome Image/Photo Viewing Google Chrome Extension

,----[ Quote ]
| Google Chrome is growing and so is it's 
| arsenal of extensions. Google Chrome 
| recently stole the limelight from Safari 
| browser and became the third most popular 
| web browser in the world. With its recent 
| emphasis on teaching people about web 
| browser in general through innovative 
| Google Chrome advertisements, it is 
| genuinely going places. Slideshow is a 
| beautiful yet functional image viewing 
| extension for Google Chrome.


Microsoft Browser Ballot arrives this week - 77% of UK don't know it's coming

,----[ Quote ]
| Mozilla has launched opentochoice.org, a 
| site to explain the browser choice screen 
| and to encourage people to discuss browser 
| choice. Mozilla's CEO, Mitchell Baker, said 
| "Whether or not you decide to keep your 
| current Web browser, we encourage you to 
| learn more about your browser and the 
| impact it has on the way you see the world, 
| and to make your own choice." The site at 
| the moment appears to only consist of a 
| blog, with a posting plus a comment, and an 
| option to sign up for future information by 
| email.



Foogle Considerations: OGG Theora or H.264?

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| An employee of Google has expressed himself regarding the disadvantages of
| OGG Theora in comparison with H.264 in a discussion on the mailing list of
| the web hypertext application technology working group.

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