[whatwg] Google's use of FFmpeg in Chromium and Chrome

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Sun Jun 7 08:23:42 PDT 2009

2009/6/7 King InuYasha <ngompa13 at gmail.com>:

> And where the heck would "reluctant to learn" come from? This isn't a
> programming language, it is a codec! All they have to do is change the
> selection of codecs on the output of their video.
> As for "not knowing it," there is already some publicity on Ogg Theora
> videos from the Mozilla team. And Dailymotion has converted a portion of
> their library for the purpose of experimenting with it. Wikipedia/Wikimedia
> uses it already. The Internet Archive also uses it. There is no doubt that
> people already know it.

Wikimedia is blatantly encouraging the use of Firefogg:


It's an encoding extension for Firefox. Ideal for processing videos pre-upload.

(No, I don't know why Wikimedia doesn't have its own on-site
re-encoder for videos uploaded in encumbered formats. Presumably
considered to have some vague legal risk before the Supreme Court uses
in re Bilski to drive the software patents into the ocean, cross

- d.

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