web-m and Fedora 14

Bastien Nocera bnocera at redhat.com
Thu May 20 13:25:15 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-05-20 at 18:39 +0530, Rahul Sundaram 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. 

Already going through review, though I wonder if it needs to go through
legal as well:

> * Gstreamer plugins -   Is it separate?  Is anyone looking into that?

They're currently separate branches of the usual -base, -good, and -bad
GStreamer plugins. They will be merged in the near future, and will
probably land in F13 as soon as the merges are done, and releases

> *  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

This is dependent on libvpx as well.

> * Chromium devel has support for it too.  Spot has a repo running that
> is widely used and should be updated

Same here.

> Any grand plans?  Should we put up a feature page?

I'd expect most of the support to end up in F13 updates, so I'm not sure
a feature page really makes sense.


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