Apple TV Integrates YouTube Using H.264 Codec

It struck me as somewhat unusual when the Apple announcement regarding the integration of YouTube into Apple TV mentioned that it would require several weeks to make all YouTube videos available on the platform.

The team at iLounge uncovered the details behind this peculiar announcement.

They had a conversation with David Moody, Apple’s Vice President of Worldwide Mac Hardware Marketing, who clarified that the delay was due to the conversion of all YouTube videos into H.264 format, which is compatible with Apple TV.


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