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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Comment by coloradorockies
by coloradorockies on Sat 23rd Apr 2011 15:51 UTC
coloradorockies
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2011-04-23

Hello, any idea if this html webm format saves mobile broadband 3G bandwidth for verizon and att and customer, and by what factor ? I have limited 3G bandwidth. Any plans to make this default in Google Chrome and Android for youtube etc ?

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RE: Comment by coloradorockies
by Neolander on Mon 25th Apr 2011 10:19 in reply to "Comment by coloradorockies"
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2010-03-08

WebM does not save bandwidth per se, AFAIK, it's rather a different compromise between quality and bandwidth.

As WebM videos look better for the average user at equal bandwidth (better-looking artifacts), it's possible to use lower bandwidth.

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