Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Google announces WebM open media format

At Google I/O conference: WebM, a new project that will attempt to offer a standard, open format for audio and video on the web.

WebM includes:

  • VP8, a high-quality video codec we are releasing today under a BSD-style, royalty-free license

  • Vorbis, an already open source and broadly implemented audio codec

  • a container format based on a subset of the Matroska media container

[caption id="attachment_627" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="WebM Project"]WebM Project[/caption]