Google may open up vp8 codec
aus9
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hi

www.itnews.com.au/News/175247,google-open-sources-vp8-online-video-standard.aspx

Free alternative to H.264.

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Google, Mozilla and Opera are all supporting WebM in their browsers and all videos from 720p and larger on YouTube will be be encoded in WebM by the end of the month. A WebM software developer kit has also been released.

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techAdmin
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I heard about this a while ago but then didn't hear more. Great to see Google pushing an actually free codec for video, unlike the Apple sponsored version they are pushing, which is patent encumbered and really not a good choice at all for the new <video> tag in HTML.

Score 1 for google being not evil here, score -1 for Apple falling into the dark side.
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Crust
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I agree with TechAdmin, (even though sometimes Google is getting to be a little scary).
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