web-m and Fedora 14

drago01 drago01 at gmail.com
Thu May 20 13:21:45 UTC 2010

On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 3:09 PM, Rahul Sundaram <metherid at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> http://openvideoalliance.org/2010/05/google-frees-vp8-codec-for-html5-the-webm-project/
> "All videos that are 720p or larger, uploaded to YouTube after May 19th,
> will be be encoded in WebM."
> So you all already heard the news,  Google has released web-m as a
> royalty free format under a BSD license style license.  They have also
> have started using it in YouTube.  So if we get things aligned, Fedora
> 14 would be able to play YouTube out of the box which is a pretty major
> thing not to mention a boost for the open web.
> * Gstreamer plugins -   Is it separate?  Is anyone looking into that?


> *  Firefox nightly has support for it.  I don't know if Mozilla plans a
> release in time or we should look into backporting it and getting
> trademark approval

Firefox 4, should be out in due time, assuming no delays.

> * Chromium devel has support for it too.  Spot has a repo running that
> is widely used and should be updated
> Any grand plans?  Should we put up a feature page?

Spot was been working on packing libvpxp.

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