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Google Considerations: OGG Theora or H.264?

Jun 17, 2009, 06:02 (2 Talkback[s])

"Google supports many free software projects, including the Videocodec OGG Theora. The Google browser Chrome is intended to also play videos in free OGG Theora Codec (thanks to HTML 5), in addition to H.264 coded videos. Google would also like to use the capabilities of HTML 5 for its video portal Youtube. In this case, H.264 should also be put to use. According to Chris DiBona, OGG Theora would use too much bandwidth to achieve a quality level consistent with the current state.

""If [YouTube] were to switch to theora and maintain even a semblance of the current youtube quality it would take up most available bandwidth across the internet.""

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