Linked by lemur2 on Wed 9th Mar 2011 00:18 UTC
Multimedia, AV The WebM project Blog has announced an update release of the VP8 Codec SDK codenamed the "Bali" release. The Bali release was focused on making the encoder faster while continuing to improve its video quality.
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Essentially, as WebM evolves, movies will compatible with WebM-git-DATETIME, like HTML is moving to be.

Let me first say, WTF? The community is updating quality and performance of VP8 encoder. It means it would still be backward compatible. Have you seen recent activity going on on Theora ? They are just upgrading code while keeping compatibility. It is same here, VP8 I mean.

The fact that there are about to be a bunch of hardware VP8 decoders means that they won't change the binary spec. They might be able to get away with it if it was only being decoded through software but you can't simply thrown away hardware every 6 months.

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