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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Meh
by Bending Unit on Wed 5th Nov 2008 06:12 UTC
Bending Unit
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2005-07-06

Theora seems largely irrelevant. I'd never had to use it and I see no reason to in the future either as there are formats that are both more well known / supported and have better quality / size ratio. Does it have any reason to exist?

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