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Submission + - Nero Files Antitrust Case Against MPEG-LA->

TheReal_sabret00the writes: Nero AG, a company with one of the most fitting names ever (can you imagine a company called Hitler or Stalin 2000 years from now?), has filed an anti-trust lawsuit against the MPEG-LA. The German technology company claims the licensing body has abused its monopoly power, and that is has not honoured agreements made with the US Department of Justice. There's some juicy stuff in here.
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The Internet

Submission + - First Look: H.264 and VP8 Compared - StreamingMedi-> 4 4

TheReal_sabret00the writes: VP8 is now free, but if the quality is substandard, who cares? Well, it turns out that the quality isn't substandard, so that's not an issue, but neither is it twice the quality of H.264 at half the bandwidth. See for yourself.
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Google

Submission + - Google backs open codec against patent trolls ->

TheReal_sabret00the writes: Google is "very confident" that the newly open-sourced VP8 video codec will stand up to the sort of patent attack Steve Jobs warned of when he defended Apple's decision to shun VP8's predecessor, the open-source Ogg Theora.
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Submission + - Hulu: HTML5 'doesn't yet meet our customers needs-> 1 1

TheReal_sabret00the writes: Hulu rolled out an updated version of its video player today, but what you may not have noticed is that the company also took advantage of the occasion to briefly talk about HTML5. In a post on the Hulu blog (which has curiously since been pulled, though it remains in the RSS feed), Hulu's VP of Product Eugene Wei took a moment for an "aside on HTML5," in which he said that while Hulu continues to monitor developments on HTML5, "as of now it doesn't yet meet all of our customers' needs."
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Google

Submission + - Google to make VP8 free, HTML5 to benefit-> 1 1

TheReal_sabret00the writes: Sources are indicating that Google is set to open up the VP8 codec that they recently acquired from last year’s On2 purchase. NewTeeVee reports that sources familiar with the matter have confirmed Google’s plan to open-source the project next month at their annual Google I/O developer conference.
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Microsoft

Submission + - Opera: 'Dramatic' rise since Microsoft's ballot->

TheReal_sabret00the writes: "A multitude of browsers will make the web more standardised and easier to browse".

According to Opera, the increase represents a doubling from normal download numbers on average – and the impact in some countries has been larger still.

Poland (328%) Spain (215%) and Italy (202%) top the list of increases, with the UK's 85 per cent actually one of the smaller changes.

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