With playback for video elements in HTML5 moved into the browser itself, we've seen the browser makers cast their votes as to which codec would reign supreme. From that mire, H.264 emerged as the victor, with Mozilla saying that for patent reasons, its browser would not support H.264, and Microsoft and Apple saying that they would not code for Ogg support. And it got even messier when Google launched WebM codec, as well.
I had expected Flash to lurk about as a video-playback compatibility layer for some time yet, but these libraries give hope that there will be one less plug-in to worry about for video, and that can only be a good thing for everyone.
Some would say that it is a long way from software engineering to journalism, others would correctly argue that it is a mere 10 metres according to the floor plan.During his first five years with CBS Interactive, Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining the company as a programmer.Leaving CBS Interactive in 2010 to follow his deep desire to study the snowdrifts and culinary delights of Canada, Chris based himself in Vancouver and paid for his new snowboarding and poutine cravings as a programmer for a lifestyle gaming startup.Chris returns to CBS in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia determined to meld together his programming and journalistic tendencies once and for all.In his free time, Chris is often seen yelling at different operating systems for their own unique failures, avoiding the dreaded tech support calls from relatives, and conducting extensive studies of internets -- he claims he once read an entire one.