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Google to Drop H.264 Support in Chrome

They’re replacing H.264 support with WebM (a video codec acquired and open-sourced by Google last year). It looks like the HTML video codec pissing match is about to start up again.

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Vimeo Releases Embeddable HTML5 Video Player

Another shot across the bow of Flash. Vimeo embeds will use the HTML5 player automatically in browsers that support the codecs involved.

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IE 9 Will Support HTML5 Video With H.264 Only

A shame, but I can’t say I’m particularly surprised. Firefox may have to join the H.264 bandwagon or get left behind.

I like the idea of Vorbis, but if I’m authoring video I’m thinking it’s not worth my time right now.