Money For Nothing and the Codecs For Free

Davis Freeberg writes “In an in depth discussion on the codec industry, CoreCodec CEO and Matroska Foundation board member Dan Marlin shares his thoughts on the growing popularity of the MKV container, confusion in the marketplace between X.264/MKV and DivXHD and weighs in on a controversial decision by M|cr0s0ft to block third party filter support in future versions of Windows media player. His interview offers a behind the scenes look at an important piece of technology that is helping to power the P2P movement. It also raises the prickly question of whether or not M|cr0s0ft is abusing their OS monopoly, in order to rein in competition within the codec industry.”

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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009 Uncategorized