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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Another nice thing about Theora...
by Moochman on Wed 5th Nov 2008 23:09 UTC
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...is that there's a native Java applet implementation of it:

http://www.flumotion.net/cortado/

It's GPL too. Not a bad alternative to Flash and FLVs, methinks...

Plus in the future there's a good chance it'll be integrated into the JVM itself.

http://developers.sun.com/learning/javaoneonline/2008/pdf/TS-6509.p...
(Java Media Components)

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