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Online video wars

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Apple and Microsoft join to fight Opera and Firefox. The next big evolution of the Internet will be in the realm of video playing. Until now the rapid growth of online video has been built on Adobe's Flash technology. Flash has always been a workable solution but not the best platform because it requires an additional plugin to be installed before users can view video.

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“Behind the Open Codec FUD Attack, W3C Captured by Microsoft, Apple, Nokia and So On?”

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Microsoft and Apple continue their attack on freedom facilitation in the World Wide Web and Apple's PR problem escalates

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Apple, Microsoft Come Out Against Open Source Video Codecs

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"All video codecs are covered by patents," Jobs said in the e-mail, according to Roy. "A patent pool is being assembled to go after Theora and other 'open source' codecs now

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A Patent Pool is Being Assembled to Go After Theora and Other “Open Source” Codecs Now.

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Apple's threat not only to Free/libre software but also to standards everyone can use is made more apparent because of new mail

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Microsoft Software Patents in Codecs, Web Font DRM, and Likewise-HP

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A look at some issues where Microsoft walks among patents and uses their enforcement to pursue its own goals

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Vorbis is not Theora

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Recently I have started to mess around with the Vorbis audio codec, commonly found within the Ogg media container. Unlike Theora, which I had also experimented with but won’t post the results for fear of a backlash, I must say I am rather impressed with Vorbis.

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High performance Theora codec for Firefox on OMAP3 previewed

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A Mozilla developer has modified the Theora codec for greater efficiency with Texas Instruments' OMAP 3, a processor used in smartphones such as the Motorola Droid, Nokia N900 and Palm Pre

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Google open-sourcing VP8 video may change Internet video forever

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Google may be open-sourcing the VP8 video codec. Internet video is about to get a lot more complicated.

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Google will release VP8 video codec under an open source license

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Google will soon make its VP8 video codec open source, we've learned from multiple sources. The company is scheduled to officially announce the release at its Google I/O developers conference next month, a source with knowledge of the announcement said.

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Ubuntu Removes Codec Patent Trap, But What About Mono?

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The AAC encoder is taken off Ubuntu repositories, but other, more troubling software stays, despite clear warnings from Microsoft

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Free Software Foundation: Google should free the web from Flash and H.264

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Although Google's take-over of On2 Technologies has only just been completed, already the Free Software Foundation (FSF) is calling on the company to release On2's video codec technology as a patent free standard.

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No, you can’t do that with H.264

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A lot of commercial software comes with H.264 encoders and decoders, and some computers arrive with this software preinstalled. This leads a lot of people to believe that they can legally view and create H.264 videos for whatever purpose they like. Unfortunately for them, it ain’t so.

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The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 8 (Helena)

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 8 (Helena) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

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The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva One 2010.0 With GNOME

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Mandriva One 2010.0 desktop (with the GNOME desktop environment) that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops.

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The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu Studio 9.10

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This tutorial shows how you can set up an Ubuntu Studio 9.10 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

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