Bad, Bad, BAD! (Firefox is basically ditching html5 video support)
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Why is this bad? Firefox can't use h.264 because of licensing issues, so they really can't do anything about it. That's why they're focusing on Ogg/Theora. If Google comes through and opens up VP8, they can support that.
And all Google has to do is move YouTube to VP8. I'm sure they're looking at doing that, and once it happens, h.264 is likely going to be an also-ran. Unless Jobs follows through on his FUD about infringements on h.264 patents in which case we all get to watch the lawyers get richer. Again.
I've already had a good rant relating to this here.
For some reason Mozilla chose to include their own codec rather than supporting OS codecs through gstreamer, directshow, etc. This means you can't even license your own H.264 codec for personal use (or use the one included Windows and OSX) and use it with Firefox. I don't know if there's a plan to support OS codecs nor why it was decided not to.
That pretty much says it all...it means that you couldn't use H.264 (or any other codec for that matter) with FF, because there simply would be no support at all.
I agree that this whole H.264 patent business is getting way out of hand.