Decoding the HTML 5 video codec debate - Ars Technica
The HTML 5 video element has the potential to liberate streaming Internet video from plugin prison, but a debate over which codec to define in the standard is threatening to derail the effort. Ars takes a close look at the HTML 5 codec controversy and examines the relative strengths and weaknesses of H.264 and Ogg Theora.
A shame to see patent issues, vendor disagreements and other issues derail adoption of HTML 5 video.
something to read... about html5 and its usage with video standards and such
Decoding the HTML 5 video codec debate - Ars TechnicaDiary Of An x264 Developer » The first in-depth technical analysis of VP8
With regard to patents, VP8 copies way too much from H.264 for anyone sane to be comfortable with it, no matter whose word is behind the claim of being patent-free.
@IanYorston Some worrying comments about VP8 here http://x264dev.multimedia.cx/?p=377 - "VP8 copies way too much from H.264" – andykemp (andykemp) http://twitter.com/andykemp/statuses/14384128220
han LAME and ffmpeg’s AAC encoder is even worse.