Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th May 2010 09:08 UTC
Multimedia, AV Monty from Xiph.org Foundation, the people behind Theora and Vorbis, have announced their support for Google's WebM container format. "The Xiph.Org Foundation is pleased to announce its support of the WebM open media project as a project launch partner. As announced earlier today at the Google I/O Developer Conference, the WebM format combines the VP8 video codec, the Matroska container, and the Vorbis audio codec developed by Xiph into a high-quality, open, unencumbered format for video delivery on the Web. Xiph will continue to contribute to WebM as a whole and collaborate in its further development and deployment." Remember, people, without the hard work from the boys and girls at Xiph, Google would not have been able to do this.
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Absolutely! Big thanks to Xiph!
by ciaran on Thu 20th May 2010 14:57 UTC
ciaran
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2006-11-27

Ogg Vorbis and Theora have been major forces for free software video over the past decade.

Whether Xiph decided to help WebM or not, any victory of WebM would be thanks to the ground breaking work over the last ten years by Xiph.

Glad to hear they're working together on this now.

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