another step forward for open video on the web

Today, Google announced that it is joining Mozilla and Opera in exclusively supporting open video codecs — to wit, WebM and Theora — in their Chrome browser.

It’s a great move, and one we at Mozilla are obviously glad to see. It’s been a great first 8 months for WebM: multiple browser implementations, hardware support, an independent implementation from ffmpeg, performance improvements, support from lots of transcoding services, and content growth on the web. Organizations like Google, Mozilla, Opera and others who really believe in the importance of unencumbered video on the web are putting their products where our mouths are, and the web is going to be stronger and more awesome for it.

Congratulations and thanks, Google.

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  1. entered 11 January 2011 @ 7:42 pm

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  3. entered 11 January 2011 @ 9:58 pm

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