Linked by David Adams on Mon 31st Oct 2011 16:43 UTC, submitted by RichterKuato
Multimedia, AV While Adobe previously said it would support Google's WebM video format within their Flash Player software, it doesn't look like this support will be arriving soon. Adobe's MAX 2011 conference took place last week in Los Angeles. During a Q&A session, WebM support in Flash was talked about. After Adobe was questioned about the WebM support, the response was, "Yes, on the priority list it's not very high because we don't have a lot of customers or real customers who want to do production with WebM. The problem on the production side is that encoding WebM is simply too slow, it's not real time. And it's not JDI too (just do it). Yes, it's a lot of work for us."
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galvanash
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2006-01-25

I'm all for Adobe adding it, but "it's not that hard"? If you have experience writing a WebM decoder I'm sure Adobe would be happy to have your help.


They don't need to write a webm decoder - they just need to interface libvpx with their playback code. It really isn't that hard - VLC did an initial implementation in like a week...

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