web-m and Fedora 14
bnocera at redhat.com
Thu May 20 13:25:15 UTC 2010
On Thu, 2010-05-20 at 18:39 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> "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
> 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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