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01.16.11
Google defends H.264 removal from Chrome, says WebM plug-ins coming to Safari and IE9
01.16.11

Google defends H.264 removal from Chrome, says WebM plug-ins coming to Safari and IE9

Google renewed a heated discussion when it said it was dropping H.264 support from Chrome's HTML5 v...

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01.13.11
Microsoft mocks Google, likens WebM to failed Esperanto language
01.13.11

Microsoft mocks Google, likens WebM to failed Esperanto language

If you fancy yourself a codec nerd then you'll love a tongue-in-cheek piece penned by Tim Sneath, Se...

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01.12.11
Google nixes direct H.264 support in Chrome
01.12.11

Google nixes direct H.264 support in Chrome

In a move likened to converting the US from English to Esperanto, Google has announced that its web...

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01.12.11
WebM VP8 specs ready for chip companies to start building hardware acceleration
01.12.11

WebM VP8 specs ready for chip companies to start building hardware acceleration

You know how long we've been waiting for Flash video to get decent hardware acceleration? Well, it...

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01.11.11
Google will drop H.264 support from Chrome, herd the masses towards WebM and Theora
01.11.11

Google will drop H.264 support from Chrome, herd the masses towards WebM and Theora

We knew Google was rather fond of its WebM video standard, but we never expected a move like this:...

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08.26.10
MPEG-LA makes H.264 video royalty-free forever, as long as it's freely distributed
08.26.10

MPEG-LA makes H.264 video royalty-free forever, as long as it's freely distributed

The H.264 codec that makes a good deal of digital video possible has actually been free to use (unde...

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07.04.10
VLC 1.1 released, adds hardware acceleration and new codec support
07.04.10

VLC 1.1 released, adds hardware acceleration and new codec support

VLC 1.1 was just released, adding hardware acceleration on Windows Vista, 7, and Linux (no mention...

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06.30.10
Google: HTML5 is good, Flash is the 'best platform' for YouTube today, WebM is the future
06.30.10

Google: HTML5 is good, Flash is the 'best platform' for YouTube today, WebM is the future

We can't say there's a ton of surprises here, but, if you're curious to know exactly where Google s...

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06.10.10
Mozilla bundles WebM support into nightly Firefox builds
06.10.10

Mozilla bundles WebM support into nightly Firefox builds

Google's new web video standard seems to be gathering a bit of momentum, as today Firefox is follow...

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