Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Sep 2010 23:04 UTC
Google A few months ago, Google open sourced the VP8 video codec as part of the WebM video project, to create a truly Free/free unencumbered video format for the web as an answer to the non-Free/free patent-encumbered H264 format. Today, Google launched a new image format for the web, WebP, which aims to significantly reduce the file size of photos and images on the web.
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mrAmiga500
Member since:
2009-03-20

That's awesome. I don't know any other OS that can add new file support to every application just by putting a datatype file in a folder.

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Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24

That's awesome. I don't know any other OS that can add new file support to every application just by putting a datatype file in a folder.

Well, Haiku sorta has the same ability. By writing a 'translator' for a file format all programs can automagically support that format.

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mrAmiga500 Member since:
2009-03-20

Oh yeah, you're right. I added Amiga IFF graphics support to BeOS that way... but besides Amiga and BeOS/Haiku, I don't think any other operating systems have that ability.

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