posted this on October 28, 2010, 5:26 PM
Blip.tv has fully supported h.264 and HD since we launched in 2005. Over the years we’ve gradually seen the the world coalesce around these technologies to the point where they’ve become a de facto standard. We’re very happy about this.
So we’re flipping the switch. As of today all new uploads to blip.tv will be presented to viewers in glorious h.264. This means that videos will be clearer, higher quality, and more compatible with a wider range of devices. h.264 plays perfectly in the Flash player, in HTML5, on Google TV, on iPhones, on iPads and almost everything else in the world.
Even better, all h.264 conversions will be in either full SD (480p) or HD (720p). Pro users who upload videos that are 720p or better will receive the HD conversions, while all producers will have access to 480p.
We’ve been making h.264 videos in a closed beta for quite some time now, so for many of you nothing will change. The rest of you — folks who have still been getting traditional Flash conversions — should notice a positive change in your video quality and performance moving forward… and also views from non-Web platforms like Google TV. And this is, of course, an important step in us moving towards being an all-HTML5 network.