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Well done Google, we know you care about the future of the web with your WebM Project (VP8)

May 20, 2010

Yes, it’s been announced as predicted:

http://webmproject.blogspot.com/2010/05/introducing-webm-open-web-media-project.html

All I can say is well done Google, they’ve truly done the right thing and could have single-handedly helped to preserve the future of video on the web! They’ve also hit the ground running with a very impressive list of people backing the format, such as:

nVidia
Intel
ARM
Qualcom
Adobe Flash platform
Opera
Mozilla / Firefox
CORE Codec
AMD
Logitech and more!

Why is this all so important?

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Why VP8 matters

May 10, 2010

This post was made prior to the Google IO conference which is May 19 -> 20th, and as such things may change after this date.

VP8 is potentially a game-changer in the realm of both streaming, High-Definition, and mobile video devices. It also has the potential to help in the killing of Adobe Flash, and solve the HTML5 Video format war.

Currently there are two formats that are used in HTML5 Video by differing browsers: Ogg Theora and h.264

Both have support from different browsers, both have different camps fighting for their success, and both have their pros and cons.

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