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Mozilla Firefox Gives in on Web Video Patents

Mar 19, 2012, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

"Mozilla's initial attempt to help enable an open web without the patent-encumbered H.264 video codecs has failed. In my opinion, this is a sad day for the open web and a terrible precedent for Mozilla to set.

Mozilla had tried to get around using H.264 by using and supporting open web video formats. The problem is that content providers haven't embraced the same model and more importantly, Google hasn't either (even though they champion WebM, H.264 still runs on Android).

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