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[News] Beautifying Firefox, Built-in Ogg Support to Come in 3.1 and Popularise It

  • Subject: [News] Beautifying Firefox, Built-in Ogg Support to Come in 3.1 and Popularise It
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2009 01:21:45 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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10 Firefox themes that don't suck

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| I forgot I was writing a post on my son's computer and captured this one 
| without thinking about it. One of our attentive readers caught it, and wanted 
| to know which theme it was.  
| Character-based themes don't often turn out well, but this one is nicely 
| done. 


The argument for Xiph codecs

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| Yesterday I had a random technology developer email me with the question why 
| he should use Ogg over other codecs that have a much more widespread uptake. 
| Of course with “Ogg” he meant “Xiph codecs”, since a comparison of container 
| formats isn’t really what people are asking for. He felt positive towards 
| open codecs, but didn’t really know how to express this with reason. So I 
| wrote up some arguments that can be made for open codecs.     



why open video?

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| There’s one exception to this: video on the web.  Although videos are
| available on the web via sites like youtube, they don’t share the same
| democratized characteristics that have made the web vibrant and distributed.
| And it shows.  That centralization has created some interesting problems that
| have symptoms like censorship via abuse of the DMCA and an
| overly-concentrated audience on a few sites that have the resources and
| technology to host video.  I believe that problems like the ones we see with
| youtube are a symptom of the larger problem of the lack of decentralization
| and competition in video technology - very different than where the rest of
| the web is today.
| In my mind there are two things that help drive that kind of
| decentralization:
|     * You should be able to easily understand how something moves from a
|     computer-readable format to something that is presented to a user.  For
|     example, turning HTML into a document, turning a JPEG file into a picture
|     on the screen or using HTTP to download a file.
|     * You must be able to implement and deliver that technology without
|     requiring anyone’s permission or license.  In reality this means that it
|     should be available on a royalty-free basis and without encumbered
|     documentation.


Mozilla champions Open Source Web video

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| THE MOZILLA FOUNDATION is putting its significant clout and cash behind an
| initiative to create an open video format on the Web which would let users
| watch streaming video all over the Internet without having to use a plug-in.


Mozilla Goes to Bat for Open-Source Video on the Web



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| The video element is used to embed video content in an HTML or XHTML
| document.  The video element was added as part of HTML 5.


Firefox to Support Open Video Format in Next Release

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| Chris Blizzard reports from this week’s Mozilla Summit: Firefox will natively
| support the Ogg Theora video format!


two cool things: ogg support in mozilla and canvas for IE


Theora Video Backend for Firefox Landed

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| It was announced at the Firefix Plus summit today that Firefox will include
| native Theora and Vorbis support for the HTML 5 media elements. So <video>
| and <audio> will support those codecs built into Firefox itself. Chris
| Blizzard posted about this earlier.

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