Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Jan 2011 22:21 UTC, submitted by Kroc
Google The WebM project - a VP8 video stream and a Vorbis audio stream wrapped in a Matroska container re-branded as a WebM container - launched by Google, openly supported by every major chip maker, is going to be the major codec for Google's Chrome web browser. Yes, Google is dropping H264 support from the Chrome web browser.
Thread beginning with comment 457233
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[2]: Futility
by jrincayc on Wed 12th Jan 2011 13:26 UTC in reply to "RE: Futility"
jrincayc
Member since:
2007-07-24

Some of the H264 patents precede VP8. See http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2009-July/02073... for a list with filing and expiration dates.

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[3]: Futility
by Sauron on Wed 12th Jan 2011 19:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Futility"
Sauron Member since:
2005-08-02

Sorry, should have explained myself a little clearer, didn't realise until I read it back after posting. What I meant was VP8 as a derivative of VP3 was out before H264.

Reply Parent Score: 1