Honestly I can’t take it anymore. The Google announcement of the open sourcing of VP8 is the last straw and it’s led me to delete most of my technology RSS feeds. Why? Crap like this:
Most likely VP8 will be the new HTML5 video standard, for sure now!And why not….. Open Source and Open Standards fit right together. Microsoft is proving they are smarter than Apple ever has been!
Really you tool? Then why is Apple doing so well while MS is stagnant?
That was in response to this post from a alleged journalist titled: “Microsoft to support VP8 video codec with Internet Explorer 9, after all?”.
Mary Jo Foley provides us a quote from Microsoft:
When it comes to video and HTML5, we’re all in. In its HTML5 support, IE9 will support playback of H.264 video as well as VP8 video when the user has installed a VP8 codec on Windows.
When the user has installed a VP8 codec on Windows. Well gee thats just huge news. Its a far cry from including VP8 in Windows.
Whatever. It’s wonderful that Google open sourced this thing if it provides a better video experience than Ogg Theora. I just don’t get why its the end of the world for H.264.
I just can’t take this crap anymore. Between the bullshit headlines and the ridiculous comments I can’t take the tech “press” anymore. It’s a total wasteland.