Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Sep 2010 23:04 UTC
Google A few months ago, Google open sourced the VP8 video codec as part of the WebM video project, to create a truly Free/free unencumbered video format for the web as an answer to the non-Free/free patent-encumbered H264 format. Today, Google launched a new image format for the web, WebP, which aims to significantly reduce the file size of photos and images on the web.
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Comment by hornett
by hornett on Fri 1st Oct 2010 08:43 UTC
hornett
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2005-09-19

Not sure why there is so much moaning about this.

Take a look at the final pic, less artefacts (look around the nose on the boat) and it is 66% smaller! Amazing!

Moaning about this is like moaning that h.264 is better than DIVX.

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