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

Raul Suarez rarsa at yahoo.com
Wed May 19 22:01:26 EDT 2010


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--- On Wed, 5/19/10, Richard Weait <richard at weait.com> wrote:

> From: Richard Weait <richard at weait.com>
> Subject: [kwlug-disc] WebM and VP8 Free and Open multimedia on the web
> To: "KWLUG discussion" <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>, tlug at ss.org
> Received: Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 5:17 PM
> 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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