[theora] Guess everyone saw this already?

Jeremy Nickurak jeremy at nickurak.ca
Wed May 19 11:24:32 PDT 2010

What's the patent status of VP8? That's the one missing piece of information
I'm still looking for about whether or not this can work.

On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 12:13, Basil Mohamed Gohar <
abu_hurayrah at hidayahonline.org> wrote:

> On 05/19/2010 01:55 PM, Steve Kann wrote:
> > Google has opened up VP8, and has lined up about 40
> > companies/organizations (including xiph) in a coordinated launch:
> >
> > http://www.webmproject.org/
> >
> > Anyone know where there are quality comparisons between H.264, Theora,
> > and VP8?
> >
> > -SteveK
> >
> Thank God for this.  This is really great news.  Thanks for sharing,
> because I didn't hear about it yet.  I literally am feeling wave of
> relief in that there are big players (specifically Google) now
> explicitly in the free-as-in-freedom, royalty free codec game.
> I think the battles we've been waging with Theora have really paved the
> way for this, because it showed it's feasible to use a
> free-as-in-freedom codec for these purposes.
> VP8 samples are still quite rare (I know I haven't seen anything but a
> screenshot so far), so I cannot comment on actual quality.  I hope the
> players in the WebM project aren't going to be hostile to a truly open
> spirit, such as continuing to be friendly with Ogg Theora as an
> alternative, especially where it's already in wide use.  Besides, while
> WebM is still being developed, Ogg Theora is right there in browsers now.
> Oh, I'm just giddy!  :)
> P.S.  Please don't start the "end of Theora" rants, either.  Theora was
> around when it was less relevant than it is now, and it was doing just
> fine.  It's a serious codec, and WebM isn't ready yet.  We'll need video
> support until then.  Anybody willing to work with WebM will also likely
> be willing to work with Ogg Theora, so chillax!
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