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Google to Open-source VP8 for HTML5 Video  (View post)

AGift2theSilentNumber [PersonRank 0]

Tuesday, April 13, 2010
4 years ago4,143 views

<<Google will soon make its VP8 video codec open source, we’ve learned from multiple sources. The company is scheduled to officially announce the release at its Google I/O developers conference next month, a source with knowledge of the announcement said. And with that release, Mozilla — maker of the Firefox browser — and Google Chrome are expected to also announce support for HTML5 video playback using the new open codec.>>

newteevee.com/2010/04/12/googl ...

DPic [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

Next month will be very interesting =]

DPic [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

Haha just realized that this was posted by "AGift2TheSilentNumber" which could be in response to this:
blogoscoped.com/forum/169861.h ...

as TheSilentNumber is my main handle on the interwebz xD

Thanks for the gift! I was already aware of this but it's important we keep the pressure on and my idea also suggested handing VP8 over to Xiph if they're liberating it anyways.

Voting is closed now and in just 5 hours we managed to get the #3 spot!

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

Lets hope this gets to be the official HTML5 <video> standard!

DPic [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

Let's hope:
   * They liberate it completely, patents and code and all
   * Hand it over to Xiph (too good to be true? if they're liberating it as it is, why not?)
   * There are no submarine patents that surface
   * This becomes the official HTML5 <video> standard
   * This becomes a de-facto standard for digital video everywhere!

Above 5 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

DPic [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

Seeing "[Thanks AGift2theSilentNumber!]" made me smile haha

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