[kwlug-disc] WebM and VP8 Free and Open multimedia on the web
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
a new open video format called webm .
It’s licensed using a BSD-style license. “WebM and the codecs it
supports (VP8 video and Vorbis audio) require no royalty payments of
Chromium, Firefox, and Opera builds are available today. Chrome
builds will shortly follow. No statement yet from Microsoft or Apple
regarding support in their platforms.
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