The fact is that this could potentially hold true for pretty much any other codec.
Re the second issue: why is it that Google, Apple and Microsoft all have implemented H264 is that were an issue?
And yes, while they would have to pay some royalty, I do believe that their income could cover that.
Those two aren't the main issues that Mozilla won't support it, I believe.
For this, H264 will and is free for another 6 years, it seems: http://www.cultofmac.com/h-264-will-...ugh-2016/28982
And your point being...?They are patent trolls. What do you expect? They'd patent "linear memory addressing" if they could!
VP8 was stillborn the day Google released it. It's a. Piece. Of. Crap.So instead of hoping that they improve, you hope they die? That's very clever of you.
Everything is horrible, right down to the compression to the spec.
And that's what you get for buying something from ON8 (I believe that's the company's name).
And google just declared it final and threw it into the wild. Great work, Google.
That said, however, they are working on improving it, so hopefully there will be a better VP9 standard. I sincerely hope so.
Ha! The VP8 spec is final. There is no say in the matter.This.
If you don't like what VP8 currently has to offer, get off your ass and help improve it.
Now let's hope Google get their asses in gear and fix VP9.