Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th May 2010 16:28 UTC, submitted by bnolsen
Multimedia, AV Yes, I broke my own rules and used a "breaking" modifier for this story (let me have my fun for once). Here we have it, as the rumour mill suggested, Google has released the On2 VP8 video codec as open source (royalty free, BSD-style), while also launching the WebM container format which combines a VP8 video stream with Vorbis audio. Support for WebM has been enabled on YouTube's HTML5 beta, and you can download patches against ffmpeg as well as DirectShow filters for Windows (Gstreamer plugins are labelled as "coming soon"). Mac users are out of luck for now; no QuickTime plugins have been announced yet. Update: The WebM blog is now open - and the list of partners is pretty decent already. It includes ARM, NVIDIA, AMD, Qualcomm, and many others. Update II: VP8 will be baked into Flash. Update III: The Opera labs version with WebM support has been released too, for Linux, Mac, and Windows.
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Comment by mtzmtulivu
by mtzmtulivu on Wed 19th May 2010 16:56 UTC
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..will flash support it? Google and adobe seem to be best friends these days, mr, google, can you talk to your friends at adobe and it happen?

Native support for VP8+theora+vorbis on flash will mean most contents will be able to be encoded on one format and can be played on most computers and devices. This is, if apple decides to support them in their hardware.

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RE: Comment by mtzmtulivu
by PLan on Wed 19th May 2010 17:08 in reply to "Comment by mtzmtulivu"
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..will flash support it? ...

Yes -

Update: Industry support announced at I/O -- including Adobe, who'll be rolling VP8 support into Flash Player

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