ZDNet UK: Video Format Turns to Open-Source Developers for Aid
Jun 24, 2002, 14:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Gwendolyn Mariano)
"Video-compression provider On2 Technologies plans to announce
on Monday that it will blend its video codec with Ogg Vorbis, a
royalty-free alternative to the MP3 format.
"Under an agreement between On2 and Xiph.org Foundation, a
nonprofit that serves as a parent for open-source development
efforts, developers will be able to use an early version of On2's
compression codec with the Ogg Vorbis framework. On2's VP3.2
compresses large video files into smaller ones so they can be sent
over the Web, wireless devices, set-top boxes and electronic gaming
"The partnership is yet another push by On2 to persuade
developers and standards groups to adopt its technology. Four
months ago, the company proposed that the Internet Streaming Media
Alliance consider its compression technology as a video standard.
And last year, On2 released VP3.2 to the open-source community in
an attempt to increase interest in and use of the codec..."