NewTeeVee: ‘Google to Open-Source VP8 for HTML5 Video’

Ryan Lawler:

Google will soon make its VP8 video codec open source, we’ve learned from multiple sources. The company is scheduled to officially announce the release at its Google I/O developers conference next month, a source with knowledge of the announcement said. And with that release, Mozilla — maker of the Firefox browser — and Google Chrome are expected to also announce support for HTML5 video playback using the new open codec.

And after that, I’ll bet we never hear another word about how Ogg Theora is really just as good as H.264.

Questions: Will Apple or Microsoft support VP8? And will Google support it at YouTube?

Monday, 12 April 2010