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Pirates turn to h.264

Not that pirates dictate web standards, but I think this is further evidence that mp4/h.264 has bested all other formats — WebM, Flash, Xvid/AVI, mkv, etc.

From Torrent Freak:

The document – ‘The SD x264 TV Releasing Standards 2012′ – is extremely detailed and covers all sorts of technical issues, but the main controversy stems from the adoption of the x264 codec.

“x264 has become the most advanced video codec over the past few years. Compared to Xvid, it is able to provide higher quality and compression at greater SD resolutions,” the rule document begins.

Happy trails to the other formats.