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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Anyone else thinking the key is Flash?
by Moochman on Wed 14th Apr 2010 18:19 UTC
Moochman
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2005-07-06

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the prospect of Adobe building this into Flash. After all, there must be some reason that Google made the deal with them to bundle Flash into Chrome...

I fully expect the next version of Flash (if not 10.1, then 10.2) to support VP8, which will not only encourage a lot of Flash developers to get on the VP8 bandwagon, but also allow Google to do a 100% migration of YouTube to VP8 without having to worry about IE & Safari support.

Edited 2010-04-14 18:19 UTC

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Preston5 Member since:
2010-03-19

That may very well be the case. Adoption of alternative video formats (like VP8/Theora) won't increase until they are supported by Flash.

Edited 2010-04-14 22:23 UTC

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