Microsoft Makes Chrome Play H.264 Video

"Chrome users will be able to play H.264 video — thanks to Microsoft. The software giant today unveiled the Windows Media Player HTML5 Extension for Chrome, which will let users of the Google browser play H.264 video after it was dropped from Chrome over licensing issues.

Google Bets On WebM vs. H.264 Video

"Google states: “Specifically, we are supporting the WebM (VP8) and Theora video codecs, and will consider adding support for other high-quality open codecs in the future. Though H.264 plays an important role in video, as our goal is to enable open innovation, support for the codec will be removed and our resources directed towards completely open codec technologies." | more

Google's dropping H.264 from Chrome a step backward for openness

"The promise of HTML5's <video> tag was a simple one: to allow web pages to contain embedded video without the need for plugins. With the decision to remove support for the widespread H.264 codec from future versions of Chrome, Google has undermined this widely-anticipated feature. The company is claiming that it wants to support "open codecs" instead, and so from now on will support only two formats: its own WebM codec, and Theora.

Firefox Add-On Provides H.264 Support on Windows 7

"This new plug-in, known as the HTML5 Extension for Windows Media Player Firefox Plug-in, is available for download here at no cost. It extends the functionality of the earlier plug-in for Firefox, and enables web pages that that offer video in the H.264 format using standard W3C HTML5 to work in Firefox on Windows.

TRENDnet Pan / Tilt / Zoom Internet Cameras

Internet cameras are becoming all the rage these days because they are easy to install and offer a ton of features. Fantastic for keeping an eye on your home/office or neightboor ;) TRENDnet is known for their rounters, these Pan/Tilt/Zoom Internet Cameras look amazing as well.

H.264 Is Now Royalty-Free Indefinitely

MPEG LA just gave Googles a swift kick in the balls today when they announced no royalties charge for AVC/H.264 encoded video.

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