The WebM v. H.264 Debate — A Simple Explanat

March 14, 2011, 01:50 PM

Google dropped a bomb on the online video world a few weeks back with the declaration that they will drop H.264 support from their popular Chrome Web browser. This triggered an unsurprising firestorm of debate in the tech community about open vs. proprietary standards — but for the less technically inclined, it elicited the question: what exactly does this mean?

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