According to iPodNN, the Motion Pictures Expert Group (MPEG) has released a draft for a new video codec, H.265 also known as High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC). This new H.265 (or HEVC) will use half of the bandwidth but delivers the same quality as H.264. One can expect mobile and online video can be greatly benefited.
Back to H.264, Nokia and Microsoft, Apple recommended H.264 as an alternative to using plugins for video in the HTML5 specification. Mozilla group, the world's most well known open-source group who enjoys making big fuss, initially attacked open standard H.264 codec, joined its major financial sponsor Google on WebM codec. Unfortunately, WebM did not get much momentum.
Recently, Slashdot reports that Mozilla is adding H.264 support to Android Firefox.
Oh, even if Chrome and Firefox did drop H.264 codec support, the world's most popular operating system - Microsoft Windows 7 - has built in support for H.264.
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