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Multimedia, AV Dirac is an advanced royalty-free video compression format designed for a wide range of uses, from delivering low-resolution web content to broadcasting HD and beyond, to near-lossless studio editing. The v1.0.0 version was released yesterday, and the new VLC version supports playback of .ts/.drc Dirac files.
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Theora - improvements being made
by Rahul on Thu 18th Sep 2008 00:05 UTC
Rahul
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2005-07-06

Red Hat now employs the mind behind theora, xiphmont who has been working on improving the implementation with some solid results.

http://lwn.net/Articles/293076/

Firefox is also adding support for it in Firefox 3.1.

http://lwn.net/Articles/292939/

With a few hundred million users for Firefox alone, this is not something you can write off easily.

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