Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Apr 2010 18:17 UTC
Google Okay, this news hit my inbox and the OSNews queue this morning (and another ten million times during the day) but since I was doing more important things than OSNews today, I only now have the time to dive into this. A site I've never heard before claims that Google will open source the VP8 video codec next month, providing the world with a high-quality, royalty and patent-free codec, which will most likely cause the internet to spontaneously start farting unicorns.
Permalink for comment 418882
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: HTML5?
by Wes Felter on Wed 14th Apr 2010 00:22 UTC in reply to "RE: HTML5?"
Wes Felter
Member since:
2005-11-15

Apparently GPU shaders are terrible at video decoding; that's why we have PureVideo and such. Unfortunately, neither approach is helpful with a new codec.

Reply Parent Score: 2