Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Nov 2010 22:36 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Google Earlier this year, Google finally did what many of us hoped it would do: release the VP8 codec as open source. It became part of the WebM project, which combines VP8 video with Vorbis audio in a Matroshka container. The product manager for the WebM project, John Luther, gave an update on the status of the project - and it's doing great.
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How to create webm?
by dominik.holler on Fri 12th Nov 2010 12:15 UTC
dominik.holler
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2007-05-24

Is there a fast and easy way to create a webm video, e.g. a tool like ffmpeg2theora?

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RE: How to create webm?
by sorpigal on Fri 12th Nov 2010 15:49 in reply to "How to create webm?"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

There are patches available to ffmpeg, which may have been merged by now, which allow it to encode to vp8+webm.

Google has made some unfortunate marketing choices here. What is webm? It's VP8+Vorbis+A container. What is the container called? If there's some name for it other than webm I do not know it. So I can say "ffmpeg supports encoding vp8" but I cannot say "ffmpeg supports webm" because it's not clear what's being supported here. Audio? Video? Container? All three?

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RE[2]: How to create webm?
by Valhalla on Fri 12th Nov 2010 16:04 in reply to "RE: How to create webm?"
Valhalla Member since:
2006-01-24

What is webm? It's VP8+Vorbis+A container.

Webm is the container. It is directly designed to house vp8 + vorbis but I can't see any reason why it couldn't house other codecs (maybe ffmpeg already supports webm as a container for other codecs?).

But as it stands, when people speak of Webm they will most likely refer to it as containing VP8+vorbis so I don't see any reason for confusion here.

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RE[2]: How to create webm?
by dominik.holler on Fri 12th Nov 2010 18:25 in reply to "RE: How to create webm?"
dominik.holler Member since:
2007-05-24

Is there a fast and easy way to create a VP8+Vorbis+MKV?

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RE: How to create webm?
by Kivada on Sat 13th Nov 2010 09:34 in reply to "How to create webm?"
Kivada Member since:
2010-07-07

Been using pitivi to transcode for youtube with good results.

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RE[2]: How to create webm?
by dominik.holler on Sat 13th Nov 2010 18:30 in reply to "RE: How to create webm?"
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2007-05-24