Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Nov 2010 22:36 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Google Earlier this year, Google finally did what many of us hoped it would do: release the VP8 codec as open source. It became part of the WebM project, which combines VP8 video with Vorbis audio in a Matroshka container. The product manager for the WebM project, John Luther, gave an update on the status of the project - and it's doing great.
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RE: umm
by MissTJones on Fri 12th Nov 2010 12:27 UTC in reply to "umm"
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Note that if you opt into the HTML5 beta for Youtube it defaults to WebM and then falls back to H.264 only if the file is one of the 20% not yet encoded (or you're on Safari without WebM support) so I'd guess WebM is a big and growing fraction of the videos served as HTML5, though that in turn is probably a tiny slice compared with those served as Flash.

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