Vimeo Adds H.264, Getting iPhone Friendlier

Add Vimeo (opens in new tab) to the list of YouTube, Ustream, and Stickam -- sites and services making H.264 versions of their content available for iPhone and other mobile platforms either via the web or via apps.

We won't beat that drum too loudly right now, but H.264, and the new video tags in standards-based HTML5 are where we truly hope the web is headed. No reason a service that prides itself on quality shouldn't get

It's only staff picks for now, but we hope they keep going and get the whole catalog done. There's nothing we'd like better than to be able to embed Vimeo on this site without readers -- justifiably -- complaining that it's not iPhone compatible.

Rene Ritchie
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Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

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