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[News] Early WebM Victories Marked and Demonstrated

  • Subject: [News] Early WebM Victories Marked and Demonstrated
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 19:57:52 +0100
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FSFE Newsletter - June 2010

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| Good news about open video formats. In 
| March both our sister organisation the FSF 
| and our associated organisation FFII asked 
| Google to free the video codec vp8 and use 
| it on YouTube. This month Google announced 
| they will do so. From now on users will be 
| able use Free Software to play and encode 
| the new WebM format. "WebM is based on the 
| Matroska container format -- replacing Ogg 
| -- and the VP8 video codec which replaces 
| Theora. Crucially, the Vorbis audio codec 
| is part of the new WebM specification."


Firefox 4 sneak peek flaunts Google open video codec

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| Mozilla has turned out a Firefox 4 
| prototype that includes Google's newly 
| open sourced WebM video format, while 
| Opera has rolled the format into a 
| developer build of its own.


Mozilla releases Firefox 3.7 Alpha 5 developer preview

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| The Mozilla Developer Preview of Firefox 
| 4.0 features several user interface 
| changes, such as an updated Add-ons 
| manager and Aero Glass support on Vista 
| and Windows 7 systems, and adds support 
| for the latest open WebM / VP8 video 
| format introduced by Google as part of the 
| WebM Project. Platform changes include an 
| updated about:memory page that shows the 
| amount of memory being consumed, Mac 
| support for Cocoa event model for NPAPI 
| plug-ins used by Flash 10.1 and the latest 
| Apple Java plug-in, and support for 
| ChromeWorkers with jscytupes. 


FFMPEG Now Includes VP8/WebM

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| This package is a part of many distros and 
| will give users of GNU/Linux easy access 
| to produce, edit, and decode video better. 
| Use of this format on Youtube should 
| establish it solidly.


FFmpeg 0.6 Has Support for VP8, WebM, HTML5

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| Dubbed "Works with HTML5," the brand-new 
| release of FFmpeg brings lots of highly 
| anticipated features. Announced last 
| evening, June 15th, FFmpeg 0.6 improves 
| the support for HTML5 video, has a better 
| Vorbis decoder, and faster Theora and 
| H.264 decoders. The most important feature 
| of this release is the support for 
| Google's VP8 codec. Moreover, the matroska 
| demuxer has been updated to support the 
| WebM container.


Opera 10.6 Beta released


Opera 10.6 beta adds WebM video support

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| Norway-based browser maker Opera today 
| released a new beta of its Opera 
| 10.browser which it says is 50% faster 
| than its predecessor.



FFmpeg 0.5.1 Maintenance Release

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| The 0.5.1 release, however, doesn't have
| anything too exciting in store for it beyond
| clearing up some bugs, security problems,
| licensing issues, and packaging problems.

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