Apple Jumped the Shark

Manish Sinha at
Fri Jan 29 12:46:39 GMT 2010

Jay Daniels wrote:
> HTML5 aims to reduce the need for proprietary plug-in-based rich
> Internet application (RIA) technologies such as Adobe Flash, Microsoft
> Silverlight, and Sun JavaFX.

HTML5 has one big loophole or short-coming. It does not specify the 
codec for audio/video tag.

Youtube and Vimeo, the world two biggest video hosting sites have 
decided to use H.264 based codecs which and not Theora. This again means 
jumping from one proprietary solution to another.


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