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Free Software Foundation statement on WebM and VP8

May 20, 2010, 21:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Lee)

"Two months ago, we published an open letter to Google, "Free VP8, and use it on YouTube" — today we're happy to congratulate Google for making this request a reality.

"From today, users will be able to download and install free software to play and encode the new WebM format. WebM is based on the Matroska container format — replacing Ogg — and the VP8 video codec which replaces Theora. Crucially, the Vorbis audio codec is part of the new WebM specification."

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