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Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Google sticks with VP8, opposes Cisco's push to make H.264 the default codec for WebRTC   —  There goes that plan to unite the industry behind one video single codec: Google intends to stick with VP8 as its default codec for real-time communication, even after Cisco won support from Mozilla …
Oct 31, 2013, 1:50 AMIn context
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Exclusive: Google+ Hangouts goes HD as it switches from H.264 to VP8.  Next up, WebRTC.   —  Noticed any differences when using Google's Hangouts video chat lately?  If you did, then you may be one of the lucky users who has already received an upgrade to 720p HD video.
Aug 28, 2013, 12:10 PMIn context
Ed Bott / ZDNet:
Google and MPEG LA settle long-running VP8/H.264 patent dispute   —  Summary: In 2011, Google announced its intention to abandon the popular H.264 video standard in favor of its own open-source codec, VP8.  That inspired legal threats from H.264 patent holders.  Today the two groups announced a settlement.
Mar 7, 2013, 3:55 PMIn context
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Google Withdraws Patent Claims Against Microsoft   —  Google today filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission to terminate its attempt to stop Microsoft from using video-compression technology on the Xbox.  —  Microsoft wants to license two standards-essential patents for H.264 that Google controls …
Jan 8, 2013, 9:18 PMIn context
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report Blog:
First legal shots fired at Google's VP8 codec   —  Google wants to make its VP8 video codec a patent-free standard.  The competition just threw down the first big challenge to that strategy.  —  MPEG-LA, the group that manages the licensing of patents for the H.264 codec …
Feb 11, 2011, 1:30 PMIn context
Claudio Caldato / MSDN Blogs:
Greater Interoperability for Windows Customers With HTML5 Video   —  Google recently announced that its Chrome web browser will stop supporting the H.264 video format.  At Microsoft we respect that Windows customers want the best experience of the web including the ability to enjoy the widest range …
Feb 2, 2011, 2:20 PMIn context
Ed Bott / Ed Bott's Microsoft Report Blog:
Microsoft adds H.264 support to Google Chrome   —  No, you're not reading that headline wrong.  —  Last month, Google announced that it was removing support for H.264 video playback via the HTML5 <video> tag in its Chrome browser.  —  The odd part about that decision is that it ignores the capabilities of its installed base.
Feb 2, 2011, 10:30 AMIn context
Ina Fried / Mobilized:
The Empire Strikes Back: Microsoft Goes After Google on Web Video Formats   —  The war between Google and Microsoft is clearly heating up.  —  After being accused of copying Google's search results on Tuesday, Microsoft is now going after Google, accusing it of injecting inconsistency …
Feb 2, 2011, 9:35 AMIn context
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Vid.ly: One Short Link To Sort Through All The Video Encoding Mess   —  Video formats on the Web are a mess right now.  Apple supports H.264, but not Flash.  Google recently declared that its Chrome browser will soon stop supporting H.264 in favor of its own WebM.
Jan 24, 2011, 11:25 AMIn context
antimatter15.com:
The Ambiguity of “Open” and VP8 vs. H.264   —  Google has recently announced their intention to remove the H.264 video codec from its Chrome browser.  This decision has been smeared as an evil campaign for controlling video on the web, akin to not-invented-here syndrome.
Jan 15, 2011, 7:50 PMIn context

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