Linked by David Adams on Fri 20th Apr 2012 01:31 UTC, submitted by fsmag
Multimedia, AV "When I started working on a no-DRM, open-standards-based solution for distributing high-definition video on fixed media ('Lib-Ray'), I naturally thought of Theora, because it was developed as a free software project. Several people have suggested, though, that the VP8 codec would be a better fit for my application. This month, I've finally gotten the necessary vpxtools and mkvtoolnix packages installed on my Debian system, and so I'm having a first-look at VP8. The results are very promising, though the tools are somewhat finicky."
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Alfman
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2011-01-28

Isn't this going to be kind of limited use without support for 0x10c programs? ;)

http://www.osnews.com/story/25765/Notch_unveils_0x10c_space_sim_wit...


Hehe, more seriously, I appreciate that benefit we all get from open technologies, but I don't see this gaining much traction. It just seems like the proposed media format doesn't offer a compelling advantage over existing technology that's been in use for years.

I'd be more interested in an open spec for running some arbitrary unlocked apps on a media center PC. Media centers like Tivo, xbox, etc are powerful, if only they weren't so locked down. Adding more advanced programming features would help set this apart from "just another DVD player", for example.

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