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About the WebM Community Cross-License

http://www.webm-ccl.org

The WebM Community Cross-License (CCL) initiative enables the web community to further support the WebM Project. Google, Matroska and the Xiph.Org Foundation make the various components of WebM openly available on royalty-free terms. By joining the CCL, member organizations likewise agree to license patents they may have that are essential to WebM technologies to other members of the CCL.

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Mmm mmm good - YouTube videos now served in WebM

http://youtube-global.blogspot.com

To that end, all new videos uploaded to YouTube are now transcoded into WebM. WebM is an open media file format for video and audio on the web. Its openness allows anyone to improve the format and its integrations, resulting in a better experience for you in the long-term.

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Tagesschau.de awarded for the use of Open Standards

http://fsfe.org

Today the ARD internet platform Tagesschau.de will receive an award for the use of Open Standards at the "Document Freedom Day". The prize is awarded by the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) and the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure e.V. (FFII) for offering the broadcasted shows also in the free video format "Ogg Theora".

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MPEG LA's attack on VP8 video highlights need for software patent abolition

http://news.swpat.org

MPEG LA is blatantly trying to claim a monopoly on online video. The patent system is failing for software, and initiatives to “fix” the system are not working. A clear exclusion of software ideas from patentability is the only workable solution. VP8 is an attempt to free the software industry and all software developers from this patent troll.

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Google submits documentation for VP8 video codec to the IETF

http://www.h-online.com

Shortly before announcing its decision to remove H.264 support for HTML5 video from Chrome, Google's codec developers submitted an I-D of its VP8 Data Format and Decoding Guide to the IETF with a request for comments. The document provides a detailed description of the bitstream format and the decoding mechanism used for the VP8 video codec.

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No double standards: supporting Google's push for WebM

http://www.fsf.org

Last week, Google announced that it plans to remove support for the H.264 video codec from its browsers, in favor of the WebM codec that they recently made free. Since then, there's been a lot of discussion about how this change will affect the Web going forward, as HTML5 standards like the tag mature.

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How to upload a video to YouTube and ensure it is viewable in WebM

http://www.fsf.org

YouTube will make anything uploaded in WebM available for viewing in WebM, for users who have opted in to the HTML5 version of the site, so if you follow this recipe, any videos of yours that get shared there will be viewable by users using all free software!

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Google Engineer Calls Upon The Open Source Community for VP8 Codec Optimization

http://www.linuxpromagazine.com

Google engineer John Koleszar asked the open source community for help optimizing the VP8 codec for the WebM project, Google's open source project for watching video online. In soliciting help, Koleszar gave a sort of State of the Codec Address regarding VP8, it's functionality and the headway he and his fellow programmers have made since the WebM announcement at Google I/O 2010.

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As Promised, Google Delivers GPL Compatibility and GNU/Linux Starts Embedding VP8/WebM Support

http://techrights.org

Why the next version of your Web browser, media player or GNU/Linux distribution will probably contain VP8/WebM code; Apple and MPEG-LA continue to be the main barriers to VP8/WebM adoption

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Who’s Supporting WebM on Linux?

http://www.workswithu.com

A couple weeks ago, Google, along with a number of other groups, famously advanced the WebM codec as a supported video format for HTML5-enabled browsers, in an attempt to finally put forward a standard that all parties involved can agree on.  How far has the Linux community come since then in implementing support for the new codec?  Here's a look.

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Mozilla Says It’s Totally Fine to Ship VP8/WebM, or They Wouldn’t Ship It

http://techrights.org

Mozilla is not afraid of MPEG-LA and it will calmly support Google's new codec; perhaps so should everyone else

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Google to Make WebM GPL Compatible — Claim

http://techrights.org

Software patents FUD withstanding, the status of WebM as a Free/open source project is being actively addressed

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Mozilla and Opera call for Google open codec in HTML5 spec

http://www.theregister.co.uk

One week after Google open sourced its $124.6m VP8 video codec, Mozilla and Opera have called for its inclusion in the still-gestating HTML5 specification. As it stands, the HTML5 spec does not specify a video codec. Browser makers are free to use any codec they like, and the big names are split between the patent-backed H.264 and the open source Ogg Theora.

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Alexandre Oliva Explains Why the Patent Troll Larry Horn (MPEG Cartel) is Bluffing

http://techrights.org

One possible explanation of why preparatory statements are intended to just cause fear and uncertainty MR. Alexandre Oliva writes: "here's how I know MPEG-LA is bluffing with its FUD against WebM"

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VLC 1.1.0 Release Candidate supports WebM / VP8

http://www.h-online.com

The VideoLAN Project developers have issued a release candidate for version 1.1 of their popular VLC Media Player, adding support for the WebM / VP8 video format, extensions and a number of new codecs

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