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WebM applauded but doubts persist

http://www.h-online.com

Google's open sourcing of the VP8 codec as part of the WebM project has been applauded by companies and organisations around the world, but doubts persist about the code, the licence and patents

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Major Browser Vendors Launch WebM Free Open Video Project

http://www.webmonkey.com

The web received a shiny new gift Wednesday morning — a truly open and royalty-free video codec for HTML5 web pages. The new open media project called WebM; the VP8 codec is at the center of it. All Free and Open Source.

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Canonical explains Ubuntu unfree video choice

http://www.theregister.co.uk

Canonical is the first Linux shop to have agreed to license the codec in question, H.264 from MPEG LA. Even though Red Hat and Novell are also available for use on PCs, they have not licensed H.264.

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Online video wars

http://mybroadband.co.za

Apple and Microsoft join to fight Opera and Firefox. The next big evolution of the Internet will be in the realm of video playing. Until now the rapid growth of online video has been built on Adobe's Flash technology. Flash has always been a workable solution but not the best platform because it requires an additional plugin to be installed before users can view video.

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Watch HTML5 Video on Ubuntu 10.04

http://beginlinux.com

You've heard all of the advantages that HTML5 brings to your web experience, but how far away are we from enjoying the benefits of HTML5? With several browsers already supporting HTML5 video, I selected Google Chromium which was available for my Ubuntu 10.04 desktop and gave it a try.

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KDE Plasma Media Center Status Report and Introduction

http://blog.binarylooks.com

So here it is, prepare for some stunning screenshots and much magnificent marketing mash :-) . Article doesn't talk about the technical/coding stuff, just about what you get at the moment. Details will be for another post.

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Software patents: Stifling innovation with threats and bluster

http://blogs.fsfe.org

Jobs replied, saying that “[a] patent pool is being assembled to go after Theora and other open source codecs now.” The news spread like wildfire. This episode provides a good example of how software patents harm innovation and why they are ultimately incompatible with Free Software. Any program - Free Software or not - is threatened by patents.

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gThumb: The Free Software IrfanView

http://www.inatux.com

"... for a while now, I've been asked the same question on many occasions, a question I did not previously have a good answer to, "Can I use IrfanView with Debian [Ubuntu, Fedora, etc.]".

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HTML5 vs. Flash / Open Letter To Adobe

http://www.inatux.com

"With the introduction of HTML5 and its implementation in all major web browsers, it's becoming clear that Adobe is now in a place where a lack of innovation from the company could cause not only a loss of profit for Adobe, but also the eventual abandonment and deprecation of the product "Adobe Flash" by every product and service that currently supports it."

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Puredyne- A Powerful Linux OS for creative people

http://ubuntulandforever.blogspot.com

Puredyne is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution aimed at creative people. It provides a number of creative applications, alongside a solid set of graphic, audio and video tools in a fast, minimal package. It includes software for everything an artist might need - from sound art to innovative film-making.

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Firefox 3.7 Alpha 4 Pre

http://www.inatux.com

"Apart from many performance improvements and an official 64bit version, "Firefox 3.7 Alpha 4 Pre" doesn't have many new features that 3.6 doesn't already have." ... "Another new thing we noticed is the ability to resize text boxes (textarea tags.) The video below shows the feature being used on the InaTux.com forms..."

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Created by JakeDTH 4 years 22 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 21 weeks ago
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Build Your Own Video Community With Lighttpd And FlowPlayer (Debian Lenny)

http://www.howtoforge.com

This article shows how you can build your own video community using lighttpd with its mod_flv_streaming module (for streaming .flv videos, the format used by most major video communities such as YouTube) and its mod_secdownload module (for preventing hotlinking of the videos) on Debian Lenny.

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Fencing and Tollgating the Internet

http://blog.linuxtoday.com

What journalists are missing out on is that H.264 is a patented codec, and that the patent holders expect to collect royalties. The last H.264 patents expire in 2028. Mr. Blizzard draws some apt parallels with GIF and MP3, and the problems caused when patented, royalty-burdened technologies collide with a supposedly open and unencumbered Web.

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Here We Go Again: Video Standards War 2010

http://www.consortiuminfo.org

Think of the words "standards war," and unless you're a standards wonk like m...oh, never mind...you're likely to think of the battle between the Betamax and VHS video tape formats

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Created by binarycanary 4 years 31 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 31 weeks ago
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New Video Teaches You About The Ubuntu Release Schedule

http://www.learningubuntu.com

The Ubuntu release schedule isn't always clear to everyone. There's the regular releases, the LTS releases, server releases, and Alpha, Beta, Omega, and Zeta releases. OK, the last two were fake, but it can all get pretty confusing to new users.

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