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[whatwg] forwarded: Google opens VP8 video codec

From: Philip Jägenstedt <philipj@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 18:05:49 +0800
Message-ID: <op.vcz0zzlhsr6mfa@philip-pc.oslo.osa>
On Thu, 20 May 2010 17:34:49 +0800, Conan Kudo (???????)  
<ngompa13 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 4:27 AM, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On 20 May 2010 00:38, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> > x264 don't think much of VP8, they think it's just not ready:
>> > http://x264dev.multimedia.cx/?p=377
>> > OTOH, that may not end up mattering.
>>
>>
>> Greg Maxwell thinks it's only about as much of a car crash as VP3 was
>> when it was released:
>>
>> http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-l/2010-May/047795.html
>>
>> "You should have seen what VP3 was like when it was handed over to
>> Xiph.Org.  The software was horribly buggy, slow, and the quality was
>> fairly poor (at least compared to the current status)."
>>
>> What it needs, of course, is a plugin for *current* browsers, more
>> than the Chrome/Chromium dev channel.
>>
>> In any case - interesting times :-D
>>
>>
>> - d.
>>
>
> Opera has already made a GStreamer plugin for VP8 and released it in  
> their
> gstreamer git repository, and Firefox already has support integrated into
> the trunk.

As it turns out Collabora also made plugins (unknown to us) and this is  
what is now in gst-plugins-bad. Still, Opera's matroskademux WebM changes  
and parts of our encoder/decoder will come to use.

-- 
Philip J?genstedt
Core Developer
Opera Software
Received on Thursday, 20 May 2010 03:05:49 UTC

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