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[2]: umm
by p-OS on Fri 12th Nov 2010 12:51 UTC in reply to "RE: umm"
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This enables HTML5 video tag usage only for WebM videos, others are still shown with he flash based video player.

Using Youtube completely without the need of a flash runtime however is possible by installing a Script that replaces all calls to the flash video player by a html5 video tag.

I use YouTube.js that can be found here:

http://fabportnawak.free.fr/owb/scripts/

I use it suceessfully with OWB, but it might work with other browsers, too (Opera,Chrome,Firefox+GreaseMonkey).

Please check the documentation of your browser how to install scripts.

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