[kwlug-disc] WebM and VP8 Free and Open multimedia on the web

Richard Weait richard at weait.com
Wed May 19 17:17:03 EDT 2010


Forwarded from another list.

[Context: proprietary codecs and formats suck]

On a related note Google,Mozilla and Opera have joined to announce[1]
a new open video format called webm [2].
It’s licensed using a BSD-style license. “WebM and the codecs it
supports (VP8 video and Vorbis audio) require no royalty payments of
any kind.

Chromium, Firefox, and Opera builds are available today[3]. Chrome
builds will shortly follow. No statement yet from Microsoft or Apple
regarding support in their platforms.
1.http://webmproject.blogspot.com/2010/05/introducing-webm-open-web-media-project.html
2. http://www.webmproject.org/about/
3. http://www.webmproject.org/users/



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