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Topic: H.264

MPEG releases H.265 draft, promises twice the video quality by 2013

08/15/2012, 01:08 pm

The Motion Pictures Expert Group has issued a new video standards draft that promises to deliver twice the video quality at the same size, or alternatively, identical video quality at half the data rate as today's MPEG-4 H.264 standard.

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Mozilla considers H.264 video support after Google's WebM fails to gain traction

03/14/2012, 04:03 pm

Mozilla's director of research Andreas Gal has proposed enabling mobile H.264 video decoding via hardware or the underlying operating system, signaling the end to the group's war on the Apple-led H.264 video codec.

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Google to continue Motorola's FRAND licensing that seeks to monopolize H.264, UMTS

02/07/2012, 08:02 pm

Google's worst fears about greedy H.264 patent holders and "bogus patent" warfare involving Android are coming true, albeit at the hands of Motorola, a company it seeks to acquire. Google is now promising to continue this same behavior itself after it buys the increasingly unreasonable and (outside of patent claims) unprofitable Android licensee.

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MPEG LA starts digging patent pool under Google's WebM

02/12/2011, 03:02 am

Google's efforts to create a royalty-free video codec for the web are now being actively undermined by the MPEG Licensing Authority, which has announced plans to represent patent holders who claim infringement.

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Microsoft announces H.264 support for Google's Chrome

02/02/2011, 06:02 pm

In an effort to resolve "uncertainty around video on the web" using HTML5, Microsoft has announced a new plugin for Google's Chrome browser that adds back support for H.264 video playback, blunting Google's attempt to gain traction for WebM.

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Google reaffirms intent to derail HTML5 H.264 video with WebM browser plugins

01/15/2011, 04:01 am

After igniting a hailstorm of controversy over its intent to drop HTML5's H.264 support from its Chrome browser, Google has reaffirmed its intent to push its own open WebM video codec via Flash-like plugins for Internet Explorer and Safari users. The reason: Google wants to ship free platforms without incurring external licensing fees.

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Google drops support for H.264 video in Chrome to push WebM

01/11/2011, 05:01 pm

Google has announced the intention to remove support for H.264 video playback from its Crome browser to "enable open innovation," yet still apparently plans to promote Adobe Flash.

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Brightcove adds support HTTP Live Streaming for Apple iOS devices

11/02/2010, 05:11 pm

Internet video host Brightcove, among the first to begin supporting iPhone-compatible H.264 video and HTML5, is now moving to support Apple's open HTTP Live Streaming format as well, hammering another nail into the coffin of Adobe Flash and Microsoft's Silverlight.

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Apple's iOS pushes Microsoft to dial down Silverlight for HTML5

10/29/2010, 06:10 pm

While Apple's success with its mobile iOS platform is credited with invoking the proliferation of HTML5 video at the expense of Adobe's Flash, it's also causing a major shift in strategy for Microsoft's Silverlight.

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Apple to target Flash with video iAds

10/15/2010, 05:10 pm

Apple is reportedly expanding its iAd program to target integrated advertising within video clips in an effort to address the market for ad-supported multimedia now dominated by Adobe Flash.

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Vimeo launches Flash-free Universal Player for iPhone, iPad

08/18/2010, 01:08 am

Video sharing site Vimeo has launched a new embedable HTML5 video player aimed at Apple's iPhone and iPad.

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Hardware acceleration added to Flash Player 10.1 for Mac

08/11/2010, 05:08 am

Adobe has released a new version of its Flash Player for Mac that officially supports hardware acceleration for H.264 video content.

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Apple's iPhone 4 FaceTime doesn't need a mobile signal to work

06/29/2010, 03:06 pm

The new FaceTime video calling feature of iPhone 4 does not require mobile service after first use, enabling users to establish video chat from any WiFi hotspot, even while in Airplane Mode.

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Steve Jobs says no to Google's VP8 WebM codec

05/20/2010, 09:05 pm

In reply to a email asking his thoughts on Google's announcement of the royalty-free WebM video codec, Steve Jobs reportedly simply forwarded back the critical expose profiled yesterday by AppleInsider.

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Google announces free WebM video codec as H.264 alternative

05/19/2010, 01:05 pm

At its annual I/O conference, Google has unveiled its plan to release a video codec it acquired as a royalty free alternative to the ISO MPEG's H.264.

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