[whatwg] Google's use of FFmpeg in Chromium and Chrome

On Sun, Jun 7, 2009 at 10:23 AM, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2009/6/7 King InuYasha <ngompa13 at gmail.com>:
> > And where the heck would "reluctant to learn" come from? This isn't a
> > programming language, it is a codec! All they have to do is change the
> > selection of codecs on the output of their video.
> > As for "not knowing it," there is already some publicity on Ogg Theora
> > videos from the Mozilla team. And Dailymotion has converted a portion of
> > their library for the purpose of experimenting with it.
> Wikipedia/Wikimedia
> > uses it already. The Internet Archive also uses it. There is no doubt
> that
> > people already know it.
> Wikimedia is blatantly encouraging the use of Firefogg:
> http://firefogg.org/
> It's an encoding extension for Firefox. Ideal for processing videos
> pre-upload.
> (No, I don't know why Wikimedia doesn't have its own on-site
> re-encoder for videos uploaded in encumbered formats. Presumably
> considered to have some vague legal risk before the Supreme Court uses
> in re Bilski to drive the software patents into the ocean, cross
> fingers.)
> - d.

That is a very nice tool to promote. It makes it very easy to upload as Ogg
video. The only thing is that sites have to be modified to accept from
Firefogg. Nevertheless, it is a rather ingenious tool.
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