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[4]: Comment by mercury
by dagw on Fri 1st Oct 2010 20:51 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by mercury"
dagw
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Realistically thought compressing already processed jpegs is probably the most likely use case for the web. I have 20 thousand or so jpegs in my htdocs folder right now. If I can run a script over them and re-compress them in a new format and get smaller files without too much loss of quality them I'm totally interested. If on the other hand I have to go back to the unprocessed original and start from to get any benefits, then I kind of lost interest.

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