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Google just announced on its Chromium blog that it will be removing support for the H.264 video codec from the Chrome web browser, in favor of supporting only its own open WebM codec (which, as we covered earlier, is based on On2 Technologies’ VP8) for HTML5 web videos using the <video> tag.
Earlier, Microsoft, Apple, and Google had decided to support H.264 (the dominant high-definition video codec) for HTML5 web video, while Mozilla and Opera supported only Google’s WebM codec. Now, Google’s move leaves Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 and Apple’s Safari 5 as the only major browsers supporting the H.264 codec without plugins. Ironically, since the vast majority of HTML5 video on the web today is encoded using H.264, Google’s move will likely reduce the usable installed base of HTML5 video-capable browsers.
Read on for more about Google’s web video codec move.
Google has released the On2 VP8 video codec with an open-source license, along with the WebM container format, which combines VP8 video with Vorbis audio. The company also added WebM support to its HTML5 beta version of YouTube (just add
&webm=1 at the end of the video URL, in a supported browser). What is Google up to, and what does it mean for online video?
Read on to find out.
A couple of interesting videos have come out of the Windows Phone 7 Series demos at TechEd Middle East. The first shows multi-tasking with the phone’s Internet Explorer browser, showing the browser instantly loading a site (either having been paused earlier or loading the site in the background) and then having a site collapse into a live tile on the start page. The second shows cross-platform gaming, with a game starting on a PC, then shifting to Windows Phone 7 Series, and finishing on Xbox.
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Pirillo.com recently got some hands-on time with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 Series prototype from Mobile World Congress and has posted a 17-minute video walkthrough. Video after the break: More >
Microsoft just wrapped up its Windows Phone 7 Series launch at MWC in Barcelona- here are some videos of the interface:
Update: MSDN Channel9 just posted a 22-minute, more in-depth walkthrough, below.
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