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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RE[3]: Comment by hornett
by Fettarme H-Milch on Fri 1st Oct 2010 14:14 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by hornett"
Fettarme H-Milch
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2010-02-16

You know, I'd tend to trust devs working on H.264 technology talking about their competitors just as much as Xiph devs talking about H.264.

Just sayin'...

Competitor? The very same guy also wrote a VP8 decoder for the ffmpeg project from scratch.
He's an active contributor to both worlds. I don't see him competing with his own software.

If you don't trust him, feel free to repeat his tests and compare the results.

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