Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Apr 2010 18:17 UTC
Google Okay, this news hit my inbox and the OSNews queue this morning (and another ten million times during the day) but since I was doing more important things than OSNews today, I only now have the time to dive into this. A site I've never heard before claims that Google will open source the VP8 video codec next month, providing the world with a high-quality, royalty and patent-free codec, which will most likely cause the internet to spontaneously start farting unicorns.
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RE[3]: Multi-year process
by graigsmith on Wed 14th Apr 2010 01:38 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Multi-year process"
graigsmith
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being that theora is based on an earlier codec from on2. google could just drop the code and then theora would be better than h.264 overnight.

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RE[4]: Multi-year process
by lemur2 on Wed 14th Apr 2010 02:41 in reply to "RE[3]: Multi-year process"
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2007-02-17

being that theora is based on an earlier codec from on2. google could just drop the code and then theora would be better than h.264 overnight.


VP8 is not the same codec as VP3. If Google were to open source VP8, implementations of it would not be called Theora, but something else.

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