Move over, Theora and H.264 - One more HTML Video option appears
May 19, 2010 1:50 PM Subscribe
posted by dragoon (57 comments total)
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, Google has released VP8 as a royalty free video codec, complete with patent license. Add in Vorbis for audio and Matroska as the container format, and you have WebM
, soon to be supported in Chrome, Firefox and Opera. YouTube
support is already here.
Apparently, IE9 support
will be available through installing a VP8 codec.
Jason Garrett-Glaser reviewed VP8 and the released encoder/decoder
, and found it to be inferior to H.264 but better than Theora. He also feels it's worrying similar to H.264 and finds it "a patent time-bomb waiting to happen."