HTML5 drew a lot of attention when it first came out… embedding videos can be as simple as using a “video” tag.
It looks more and more like H264 is winning the battle. Is google going to concede or not? Why stand on the fence by supporting H264 in chrome? Even firefox finally conceded defeat this year. What does that mean for the consumer? How much more “if-then-else” are we going to have in our code and for how long?
Different browser support is already a headache. The codecs standardisation issue just adds salt to the wound.