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Web-video codec war over?

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By Steve Swettenham May 15, 2012 - 4:24pm

2 Years ago (May 2010)  an open source, royalty-free video codec container was released to the public by Google Inc. (1) - WebM (2).

This has led to some multimedia player programmers to focus on WebM in an attempt to discourage using H.264 (royalty) (3).

Dejavu MP3 (royalty) vs OGG.

So where do we go from here?

Codec Evolution (4)

 

Given that H.264 is built into many digital camcorders (i.e., Sanyo HD2000 (5)), will there every be enough interest to sway the net toward Web...whatever?

Will WebM be relegated to the OGG, Theora interest group?

 

 

References:

(1) http://www.osnews.com/story/23322/BREAKING_Google_Opens_VP8_Codec_Enables_it_on_YouTube

(2) http://blog.webmproject.org

(3) http://camendesign.com/code/video_for_everybody

(4) http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/12/03/14/mozilla_considers_h264_video_support_after_googles_vp8_fails_to_gain_traction.html

(5) http://sanyo.com/xacti/english/products/vpc_hd2000a/index.html

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