[whatwg] forwarded: Google opens VP8 video codec

Philip Jägenstedt philipj at opera.com
Thu May 20 03:05:49 PDT 2010

On Thu, 20 May 2010 17:34:49 +0800, Conan Kudo (ニール・ゴンパ)  
<ngompa13 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 4:27 AM, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 20 May 2010 00:38, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > x264 don't think much of VP8, they think it's just not ready:
>> > http://x264dev.multimedia.cx/?p=377
>> > OTOH, that may not end up mattering.
>> Greg Maxwell thinks it's only about as much of a car crash as VP3 was
>> when it was released:
>> http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikitech-l/2010-May/047795.html
>> "You should have seen what VP3 was like when it was handed over to
>> Xiph.Org.  The software was horribly buggy, slow, and the quality was
>> fairly poor (at least compared to the current status)."
>> What it needs, of course, is a plugin for *current* browsers, more
>> than the Chrome/Chromium dev channel.
>> In any case - interesting times :-D
>> - d.
> Opera has already made a GStreamer plugin for VP8 and released it in  
> their
> gstreamer git repository, and Firefox already has support integrated into
> the trunk.

As it turns out Collabora also made plugins (unknown to us) and this is  
what is now in gst-plugins-bad. Still, Opera's matroskademux WebM changes  
and parts of our encoder/decoder will come to use.

Philip Jägenstedt
Core Developer
Opera Software

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