Wow - Lots of hat towards the MPEG-LA on this blog! I'm personally glad to see them going after Google and looking to see if their "new" WebM codec is really as patent free as they claim.
It's widely known that WebM is an inferior codec to H.264 in terms of quality, so it's freeness is really it's only advantage. Personally - I don't like having WebM shoved down our throats like Google is planning to do (by taking native H.264 support out of Chrome). Should be interesting.
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