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Friday, January 14, 2011

Earlier this week, Google wrote a very short post on their relatively small Chromium blog to announce a big change

Google Clarifies Their H.264 Stance, Hands Keys Of Web Video's Future Back To Flash  techcrunch.com/2011/01/14/google-h264-flash
  they were dropping support for the H.264 codec in Chrome. While they may have tried to whisper it, the post resulted in a shitstorm that reached high into the heavens. It seems as if just about everyone weighed in on the decision (including us, twice).

As a result of the fallout, Google decided to follow-up on their three-paragraph post with a ten-paragraph one today more clearly outlining why they're making the move. It certainly is more clear, and that's perhaps what makes it even more frustrating.

As Google notes, this is all about the HTML

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