Linked by Adam S on Tue 4th Nov 2008 19:19 UTC, submitted by Luis
GNU, GPL, Open Source Theora is a video codec with a small CPU footprint that offers easy portability and requires no patent royalties. While the Theora bitstream format was standardized in 2004 and our beta releases have been used by millions, this 1.0 release is an important milestone reflecting the maturity and stability of the Theora codebase. A number of leading multimedia web groups already support Theora. Upcoming releases of Mozilla Firefox, the world's most popular open source browser, will support Theora natively, as will releases of the multi-platform Opera browser. Top-10 website Wikipedia uses Theora for all of its video.
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Will it be available as a plug-in?
by asupcb on Wed 5th Nov 2008 03:10 UTC
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So is this going to be offered as a plug-in for IE and Safari? This should be simple to add to them.

What would be better is if a download was offered that added full Ogg Vorbis and Theora support into Windows Media Player and IE with one download.

Perhaps Apple will add support for this in Quicktime? I really doubt but who knows? What would be the best way to package this simply for general Mac use and use with Safari-specifically through a plug-in?

Also will Google Chrome support this?

Why are these things not packaged like this already on their website? If they want the actual usage of these standards to increase then they need to make them as dead simple to install as possible.

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