[theora] Google to Open-source VP8 for HTML5 Video

Torrance torrance123 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 12 17:19:54 PDT 2010

On 13/04/10 12:17 PM, xiphmont at xiph.org wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 9:12 PM, Daniel Hendrycks <kondo8 at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> "http://newteevee.com/2010/04/12/google-to-open-source-vp8-for-html5-video/"
>> Does this mean an end for Theora?
> Maybe.  Unlikely.  We don't know yet what Google is actually going to
> announce... or for sure they're actually announcing it.  patience :-)
> Don't lose sight of the prize: an unencumbered modern baseline for
> media on the net and especially the web.  If true, this is fantastic
> news, no qualifications necessary.  Besides, I wanna get my hands on
> the source ;-)

Assuming 'open sourcing' also means opening up the patents too, are
there any encoding patents/techniques that could be backported to Theora
without breaking the bitstream format?


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