Netflix working on HTML5 standard for streaming video

By Emil ยท 7 replies
Dec 24, 2010
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  1. Netflix has officially embraced HTML5 video. The company doesn't just want to just push forward with its own flavor of HTML5 video, the way Apple did with its iOS devices, but it wants to build an industry-wide consensus on issues like video codecs and container formats used for browser-based video delivery as well as DRM content protection. Because many of these issues haven't been resolved yet, Netflix has yet to adopt HTML5 video, but the streaming website is clearly distinguishing itself from Apple by putt...

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  2. Good to see Netflix getting involved. If anyone can help set streaming standards, it's Netflix.
  3. fwilliams

    fwilliams TS Rookie Posts: 99

    Yeah, but it is to bad that Microsoft is in the group. Think OODF for example.
  4. vipor231

    vipor231 TS Rookie Posts: 27

    this could be good for linux users seeing silverlight does not work there
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,994   +1,314

    re Silverlight vs. Linux; Of course not - - Silverlight is a MS product.

    Netflix is on the right path by using standards to deliver cross-platform services :)
  6. more like silverBlight
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,994   +1,314

    :giggle: :haha: :wave: :giggle:
  8. Make this contraption quick so we linux users have a chance at Netflix streaming!

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