Decoding the HTML 5 Video Codec Debate

Good overview by Ryan Paul on the H.264 vs. Ogg Theora standoff between the major modern browser makers. With regard to Apple’s refusal to support Ogg Theora, though, I think he underplays the importance to Apple of H.264-decoding chipsets. That’s how iPhones and iPods get such long battery life for video playback. There are no such chipsets for Ogg Theora.

Monday, 6 July 2009