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Mozilla Developing New Technology: Say Goodbye To Flash, Silverlight, QuickTime, DRM

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    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

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    The article says this technology can work on "low-end" mobile devices within the browser (without any plug-ins required). So hopefully this will be something that Google TV can/will support:

    Mozilla Brings Desktop App and HD Video Streaming To The Browser (click for full article)

    by Nick Summers - May 3, 2013

    "Mozilla is partnering with cloud-based 3D graphics rendering firm OTOY to develop a new codec called ORBX.js, which is capable of streaming high-definition video and Windows, Linux or Mac OS X apps to any browser that supports HTML5."
     
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    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

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    No more H.264 codec either -:)

    Mozilla: Look ma, no plug-in for video, apps | Browsers - CNET Reviews (click for full article)


    by Seth Rosenblatt - May 3, 2013

    From the article:

    "Almost as important as what the codec does for the browser itself is what it helps the browser avoid: H.264. The H.264 codec, while popular, requires browser makers to pay to use its tech, something that goes against Mozilla's goals of an open, free Web.

    "We experimented with H.264 decoding in JavaScript with broadway.js previously and came to the conclusion that it was challenging to implement efficiently in JavaScript," said Vlad Vukicevic, Mozilla director of engineering and the creator of WebGL. "OTOY's codec was created from the ground up to run in a modern browser with fast JavaScript and WebGL. It is a remarkable achievement to see a high-performance video codec rivaling H.264 that runs entirely in the browser."
     
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    With New Service, Any Device Could Run Almost Any Program From Anywhere | TechCrunch (click for full article)

    by Gregory Fernstein - May 3, 2013

    "In the near future, the only difference between a smartphone, tablet, and a laptop will be the size of the screen. Hardcore gamers could play 3D intensive games in a smartphone, and Michael Bay could render "Transformers 4" from his iPad. Otoy, an LA-based software company, has discovered a way to stream any application to any device, completely through a web browser.

    It's difficult to overestimate the potential disruptiveness of Otoy, as a breakthrough streaming service could, in the near future, end the need for app stores and computer upgrades (see a demo below)."


    Otoy demo:
     
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