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Microsoft Gives Firefox an HTML5 Video Upgrade

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Anonymous
December 21, 2010 2:11:27 AM

Dang, whats the name of the chick in the pic?
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Anonymous
December 21, 2010 2:13:28 AM

Old News.......

Saw this at least a week ago on Softpedia.com
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December 21, 2010 2:14:11 AM

I suspect that Microsoft is doing this only because they want to help kill the Adobe Flash in favor for their own Silverlight. That's just a gut feeling I have. Microsoft isn't just giving anyone a free beer.
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December 21, 2010 2:43:12 AM

Renegade_WarriorOld News.......Saw this at least a week ago on Softpedia.com


And some of us haven't seen such news. Not everyone has as much time as you to scour the internet for news.

To me this is New News. if you don't have anything relevant to say, don't say it at all.
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Anonymous
December 21, 2010 3:12:08 AM

I spend less than half an hour each day "Looking" (not scouring) to see what's new each day.

Tom's Hardware
Softpedia.com
CNN.com
FileHippo.com
Spywareinfoforum.com

The rest of the day I spend doing what ever I feel like doing providing nothing else needs doing around the house or elsewhere.

But YES, Being DISABLED, I do spend most of my time on my computers of which sadly I have become bored with lately as I have spent the last 16 years both on and off line.
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December 21, 2010 5:02:37 AM

I think I only read Firefox articles to see that girl.
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December 21, 2010 5:03:06 AM

Question. Is it just me or has no one been using thumbs up and down anymore? That is how i figure out which comments i want to read or not.
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December 21, 2010 5:05:54 AM

Renegade_Warrior....But YES, Being DISABLED, I do spend most of my time on my computers of which sadly I have become bored with lately as I have spent the last 16 years both on and off line.


Oooh, burn! Now that you've pulled the cripple card out we all respect you so much more and will go out of our way not to hurt your feelings.

You do realize that using a minority status to demand legitimacy really undercuts your cause, right?
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December 21, 2010 7:14:29 AM

the plugin will use WMP for any WMP supported format, not only H.264?
WMP is kind of a resource hog
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December 21, 2010 7:22:04 AM

WMP sux. wont it slow down the browsing in ff? MS should put an agreement for 100 years on a paper, for other browsers to be able to use it for free, not the damn plugin for WMP.
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December 21, 2010 7:23:12 AM

btw thumbs up/down doesnt work.
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December 21, 2010 7:50:21 AM

rebturtleOooh, burn! Now that you've pulled the cripple card out we all respect you so much more and will go out of our way not to hurt your feelings.You do realize that using a minority status to demand legitimacy really undercuts your cause, right?


Actually, it doesn't. When a normal person without any form of disability spends all of his time behind his PC, he or she is extremely sad. When a disabled person does it, it's still sad, but at least he or she has an excuse for not doing anything relevant.
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December 21, 2010 8:40:11 AM

Microsoft do know how to catch the ball in internet browsing.
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December 21, 2010 9:40:56 AM

sportzlvr2006Dang, whats the name of the chick in the pic?

Miss Direction
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December 21, 2010 10:09:19 AM

jisamaniacQuestion. Is it just me or has no one been using thumbs up and down anymore? That is how i figure out which comments i want to read or not.

I guess i will thumbs up you for that :)  (to be honest, i am glad this is not becoming like youtube...thumbs up for >insert random quote here)

Interesting plugin, not that i plan to need it just yet.
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December 21, 2010 10:15:18 AM

Actually you can use thumbs up and down, but only if you read the comments on the forum, which I do because there are several advantages like:
- more comments on a page
- longer lines (it's a plus for me)
- avatars
- and now there is also the thumbs up and down thing
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December 21, 2010 12:55:16 PM

MillemanI suspect that Microsoft is doing this only because they want to help kill the Adobe Flash in favor for their own Silverlight. That's just a gut feeling I have. Microsoft isn't just giving anyone a free beer.

It's either that or the slightly less likely idea that Microsoft is actually trying to keep users happy regardless of the browser they're using. It probably took a single MS developer a half day to make it happen and it makes Microsoft look a little better in people's eyes.
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December 21, 2010 1:27:16 PM

Renegade_WarriorOld News.......Saw this at least a week ago on Softpedia.com


All knowing God of computers that you are. Everyone shall soon be like you and have the time to review all internet news and comment.


This article is news to me, thanks Tom's for brining this interesting article that I enjoyed reading! Keep up the good work!

sportzlvr2006Dang, whats the name of the chick in the pic?


My wife's name is Amy.



(That last comment is not related to the picture).

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December 21, 2010 1:28:07 PM

segio526It's either that or the slightly less likely idea that Microsoft is actually trying to keep users happy regardless of the browser they're using. It probably took a single MS developer a half day to make it happen and it makes Microsoft look a little better in people's eyes.


It's about money. Microsoft has patents and invested into H264. If everything supports H264, content makers are going to use that. The content makers have to pay fees of course. Those fees go to MPEG LA which distributes them among it's members including Microsoft and Apple. Couple this with the low investment resources and you see why Microsoft does this.

The MPEG LA is going to get a lot of cash and if it holds a strong monopoly, the licence fees will go up and licence conditions will become more broad. Including viewers of content.
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December 21, 2010 1:29:16 PM

Microsoft is not trying to get users happy. Microsoft is trying to get users hooked (dependent) on H264.
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December 21, 2010 1:30:41 PM

Quote:
The MPEG LA is going to get a lot of cash and if it holds a strong monopoly, the licence fees will go up and licence conditions will become more broad. Including viewers of content.
Including content that content makers give away for free. Talking about a free ride.
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December 21, 2010 1:53:02 PM

holy crap
Microsoft doing something nice
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December 21, 2010 2:35:38 PM

jisamaniacQuestion. Is it just me or has no one been using thumbs up and down anymore? That is how i figure out which comments i want to read or not.


I discovered that it works fine in the forums, whether you use the thumbs up or down from the article or the forums. Just doesn't show in the article properly. Apparently I'm one of the only people NOT reading these in the forums.

Call me lazy, but why should I HAVE to read in the forums to see thumbs up/down, why should I HAVE to use the forums to edit comments? Why they hell do they even have Tom's Guide/Tom's Hardware comments section if they don't support squat except in the forums?
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December 21, 2010 3:24:39 PM

Renegade_WarriorI spend less than half an hour each day "Looking" (not scouring) to see what's new each day.Tom's HardwareSoftpedia.comCNN.comFileHippo.comSpywareinfoforum.comThe rest of the day I spend doing what ever I feel like doing providing nothing else needs doing around the house or elsewhere.But YES, Being DISABLED, I do spend most of my time on my computers of which sadly I have become bored with lately as I have spent the last 16 years both on and off line.


Fine and dandy, but hearing the "seen it" comments everytime an article pops up is annoying.
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Anonymous
December 21, 2010 3:25:43 PM

rbarone69All knowing God of computers that you are. Everyone shall soon be like you and have the time to review all internet news and comment.This article is news to me, thanks Tom's for brining this interesting article that I enjoyed reading! Keep up the good work!

You really don't have much of a life outside of looking for people to try to flame, Do you?

I bet you spend most of your time updating your profile/s on social networks and texting (what a waste of time).

Get a Life and maybe you'll see things a whole lot sooner rather than later.

Now than really is a burn!

It's because of people like you, Marco925, rebturtle and others that there are Anti-Bullying Laws going into effect in many places covering schools and work places, laws which also apply to online behavior as this can have direct consequences to the lives of people who are targeted.
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December 21, 2010 4:52:35 PM

Renegade_WarriorI spend less than half an hour each day "Looking" (not scouring) to see what's new each day.Tom's HardwareSoftpedia.comCNN.comFileHippo.comSpywareinfoforum.comThe rest of the day I spend doing what ever I feel like doing providing nothing else needs doing around the house or elsewhere.But YES, Being DISABLED, I do spend most of my time on my computers of which sadly I have become bored with lately as I have spent the last 16 years both on and off line.

Nobody cares that you're disabled, it's just that you're annoying with your "old news" nonsense. Maybe I should bitch on here too because I'm gay...boo hoo... give it a rest, we're all messed up equally!
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December 21, 2010 5:20:17 PM

i think what microsoft did was a good, curtious move. if I were them, i would hire/buy mozilla as a web browse provider to turn IE into firefox. THAT would truly make windows' browser come alive
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December 21, 2010 5:30:04 PM

I personally hate WMP, with a vengeance. While this might be up some peoples alley.. It won't be on my machine.

Renegade_WarriorYou really don't have much of a life outside of looking for people to try to flame, Do you?I bet you spend most of your time updating your profile/s on social networks and texting (what a waste of time).Get a Life and maybe you'll see things a whole lot sooner rather than later.Now than really is a burn!It's because of people like you, Marco925, rebturtle and others that there are Anti-Bullying Laws going into effect in many places covering schools and work places, laws which also apply to online behavior as this can have direct consequences to the lives of people who are targeted.


LOL. Coming from the man that just said:

Renegade_Warrior..I do spend most of my time on my computers of which sadly I have become bored with lately as I have spent the last 16 years both on and off line.


Most of 16 years on a computer and your telling someone ELSE to get a life?! Roflmao.

Oh.. And no.. Your "burn" was more of a pathetic attempt at bending the power of the law and punishment under your will and into your arms as a proverbial weapon with which to beat down anyone that apparently disagrees with you. That's pathetic.. Not a burn.

Asking you to walk up to him and stay it to his face, or mine for that matter, like a man, would be a burn. Assuming, of course, that you're in a wheelchair. If you're not.. Let me know. Because while I am usually disgusted by the degradation of the disabled.. In your case, you seem to deserve it. Arrogant, self-righteous little boy*.

(*Which I feel you are. Based on your behavior. Not age. Unless of course you are a kid, in which case.. I'm 2 for 2! :D  :D  :D  ;D)

And as one of the above posters said.. They don't have as much time as you use on the internet reading news. Or perhaps they don't read as fast as you. For one that is disabled, you seem to be pretty judgmental yourself pal. I, personally, suggest you get away from your computer. The cold glow of your monitor, and lack of Vit-D supplying sunlight is turning you, no offense intended, into a douche.. Provided you weren't born that way.

Cheers!
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December 21, 2010 6:31:06 PM

Cool it fellas. It's fine to disagree, just try and do so in a more constructive manner.
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December 21, 2010 6:32:30 PM

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...Mozilla has chosen to not use H.264 due to its potential patent fees (even though it's supposed to be license-fee free for the foreseeable future).


Not sure where you got that from. All that means is there are no royalties on content that uses H.264 if the content is provided to users for free. Software that encodes and encodes H.264 is not affected and is still liable for license fees.

http://shaver.off.net/diary/2010/01/23/html5-video-and-...
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December 21, 2010 7:13:02 PM

cool.
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December 21, 2010 10:14:51 PM

Im surprised everyone doesn't use h264. On compression its definetly retains quality with a very small file size. Its like .dds, why aren't you using it?
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Anonymous
December 21, 2010 10:35:23 PM

From a plugin to another... twelve for a dozen...
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December 21, 2010 10:36:45 PM

Renegade_WarriorI spend less than half an hour each day "Looking" (not scouring) to see what's new each day.Tom's HardwareSoftpedia.comCNN.comFileHippo.comSpywareinfoforum.comThe rest of the day I spend doing what ever I feel like doing providing nothing else needs doing around the house or elsewhere.But YES, Being DISABLED, I do spend most of my time on my computers of which sadly I have become bored with lately as I have spent the last 16 years both on and off line.

boo hoo... "old news" comments are stupid and, well, old.They should be categorized as spam. I wouldn't have said anything if it weren't for the caped DISABLED.
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December 21, 2010 10:53:53 PM

kancarasWMP sux. wont it slow down the browsing in ff? MS should put an agreement for 100 years on a paper, for other browsers to be able to use it for free, not the damn plugin for WMP.

MS doesn't own H.264, genius. Anyway, WMP isn't really that bad. Heck, if you want to, you can use a modern version of ffdshow tryouts with WMP.
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December 22, 2010 9:14:41 AM

Woooooot? First software good news i hear this year :D 

nice move
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December 22, 2010 9:19:13 AM

Good job Microsoft. Too bad only few will know about Microsoft helping out its competitor, and the diehard FF fanboys will continue to pretend nothing has happened.
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Anonymous
September 7, 2011 8:36:57 AM

this extension causes a heavy memory leak on firefox, you can go from 200MB to 2.9GB just having it sit on a blank page for a few hours.
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