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Mozilla Goes to Bat for Open-Source Video on the Web

Jan 27, 2009, 20:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Calore)
"The software maker announced Monday that native support for the open-source Theora video format will be added to Firefox 3.1, the next version of its popular web browser. Theora files can be embedded directly into web pages just like images and viewed in any browser that supports Theora playback -- no plug-in to download, so special software to install.

"Furthermore, Mozilla has set up a $100,000 grant to foster the development of new tools, player technologies and codec enhancements to display, store and stream Theora videos and its companion Vorbis audio format. The grant will be administered by the non-profit Wikimedia foundation."

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