Friday, April 30, 2010

Possible logic behind attempting to kill Theora


Here's something to think about. If you want your own video format to be the dominating one, what do you do to cut the competition and be King ? Isn't it obvious ? Destroy thy enemies ! There's only two huge competitors for HTML 5 video, H264 or OGG. If either side manages to annihilate the other, the surviving would be King. Since both sides are equally famous and hard to kill, some of the H264 side (e.g. Apple) decides to take on the offensive first to 'launch the nukes' at OGG. Will this escalate into an interesting all out war ? We'll see in months to come...

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