Chris Beer, Steve DiDomenico, Hannah Frost, Kimberly Hayworth, Mark Notess, Judy Stern
Google YouTube support for HTML 5 and .webm
WebM format (VP8 video and Vorbis audio)
Google purchased On2 Technologies (developers of VP8) and irrevocably released all of its patents on VP8 as a royalty-free format
Concerns about submarine patents related to video technologies
Support for HTML 5 and H.264
MPEG LA licenses patent pool for H.264/AVC (Apple and Microsoft among others hold patents)
MPEG LA claims that Theora and VP8 infringe on their patents
Previously, Flash was widely adopted due to large installed user base.
Increasingly, alternatives to Flash are being implemented (HTML 5 versions) because of the lack of support for Flash on Apple devices
HTML5 still under development, will be the next major revision of HTML standard
It incorporates features like video playback and drag-and-drop that previously required third-party browser plug-ins. The multimedia elements <audio> and <video> provide new functionality through a standardized interface.