Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Apr 2011 09:20 UTC
Google The revolution has begun! Web video will be freed from the shackles of the MPEG-LA and the dreaded claws of patents and incomprehensible licenses! Sorry, I got a little carried away there. Anywho, YouTube has announced all new videos uploaded to the site will be transcoded into WebM, and that the most important part of the site's catalogue is already available in WebM.
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RE: Comment by kurkosdr
by WereCatf on Thu 21st Apr 2011 17:37 UTC in reply to "Comment by kurkosdr"
WereCatf
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Oh, and most graphics cards DON'T have hardware support for WebM


Not yet, but since both AMD and NVIDIA are backing WebM you can bet your arse that it won't take long before WebM support is baked in. Not to mention that the list includes also Qualcomm, ARM, DSP Group, Freescale and TI which are all fairly well-known mobile chipset makers.. In fact, many DSP chips for example are programmable and can support hardware decoding, it is only the OS maker that then decides whether they'll ship the necessary upates.

so the evil H.264 content served through the "hog" known as Flash Player (which is now hardware accelerated) will actually do better in terms of CPU usage...


In my (albeit brief) tests I am getting slightly less CPU-time consumed when watching WebM than when watching H.264 via Flash. Given that the same seems to apply to many other users here I'd say that atleast on the desktop the situation is pretty darn good even without acceleration.

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