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Beta 2 (Jan 5, 2006)
Yes it will work with Opera, the BetaNews article is currently pointing to the old version of the plug-in and sample demonstrations.
Until it is updated use this link instead:
@phoenix: It does *NOT* contain spyware!
Beta 1 (Dec 29, 2005)
More sample demonstrations are available on DivX Labs:
Important information from the known-issues section:
The beta plug-in may be unable to display video if other software on your computer is already using your video hardware. If you experience problems try closing media players and other open pages containing the browser plug-in.
Beta 1 (Jul 4, 2010 - 1:10 AM)
And when will Facebook allow me to approve tags instead of having either nothing shared or everyone on my network instantly seeing anything some idiot tags with my name?
Beta 1 (May 22, 2010 - 4:24 PM)
My problem with this is that nobody knows the _real_ cost of a non-contract phone. Carriers could price them artificially high because they want the ETF to look justified and because they want people locked in contracts. Since relatively few people will opt to lay out for the non-contract pricing it won't hurt their business.
There should be a law that forces any carrier with an ETF to disclose the cost basis of the phone, factoring in any bulk purchase agreements with the manufacturer.
Beta 1 (May 21, 2010 - 7:02 PM)
Hasn't AT&T already been selling such phones with such price points for years now? Isn't a huge part of their market already the iPhone and before that the BlackBerry?
Why is the ETF suddenly going up so much? Oh wait, because Verizon got away with it?
Beta 1 (Feb 23, 2010 - 2:26 PM)
Don't take On2's own comparison between VP8 and "H.264" at face value.
* That's one still image, you can't compare video encoders by one image. The rate control in the H.264 encoder may have chose to use a B picture, or even a non-reference B-picture for this, meaning perhaps deliberately chose to sacrifice quality on this frame for some reason. Perhaps the next frame looks better in the H.264 stream vs the VP8 stream.
* There is no one "H.264" codec. While On2 creates the VP8 codec, there are many H.264 encoders. Some are better than others for different purposes. Do you know what they used to encode that video?
* There's not just more than one H.264 codec, there are multiple profiles and levels in H.264 that have different feature sets and constraints. Do you know if the above picture was encoded with Baseline or High profile, for example? One is much more efficient than the other.
* One picture has texture, the other is smooth. Which do you prefer in a still image? Which do you prefer while watching video? Would anyone actually watch a video that looked like either of those pictures?
These things are nowhere near as simple as you might think, and a single image side-by-side _vastly_ oversimplifies things to the point where there's a real risk of being misleading.
Beta 1 (Jan 22, 2010 - 8:11 PM)