Media player and video codecs made simple…

Monday, May 15th, 2006

The biggest problem with Audio and video content is the variety of different codecs that are supported by different players. On Windows this usually means having Windows Media Player, Realplayer and Quicktime installed, plus who knows what else. I was having a discussion yesterday about some videos that I had given to someone that work [...]

Microsoft conceds on ActiveX changes to appease Eolas

Monday, December 5th, 2005

Microsoft will be releasing an update to Internet Explorer that changes the way embedded ActiveX controls are loaded. The method of loading embedded controls was at the heart of a lawsuit against Microsoft from smaller Eolas Technologies. Software affected by the patent would include Macromedia Flash, QuickTime, RealOne Player, Acrobat Reader, Sun’s Java Virtual Machine, [...]

Microsoft working to ensure Windows Validation works with Firefox

Thursday, November 17th, 2005

I’ve got to say, I’m impressed that this is happening. From the IEblog… The core of my team’s job is to make IE7 and Windows Vista so compelling so that people choose our products. The people who work on Windows want you to have a good experience, whether you use IE or not – for [...]

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