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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Oh I see. It sounded to me like Digitante was talking about hardware that consumers could put together today by themselves, which is rather different.

Yea, I would like more manufacturers to sell unlocked ARM hardware too. I have purchased numerous proprietary systems with the intent of reflashing them with open firmware, but that's a really tedious game to play, especially since we end up financially supporting a proprietary system vendor who sells closed products. There simply aren't enough sources of genuinely unlocked hardware at reasonable costs. I really hope Raspberry Pi can start to change that.

Edited 2012-04-23 00:40 UTC

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