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Firefox to support OGG in html tag

Open source browser Firefox is going to support Ogg Theora video natively without installing plugins and will support the new HTML 5 tag to embed the videos on web pages. Will be ready on 3.1 release.

This is great news since there has been a long debate about the HTML 5 tag on the mailing lists. With Apple and specially Nokia against Ogg on the web and proposing proprietary codecs instead, its a great relief that finally there’s a move towards on doing the right thing: to support open codecs.

The latest version of Opera browser also supports Ogg Theora videos natively already.

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