Mozilla Goes to Bat for Open-Source Video on the Web
Jan 27, 2009, 20:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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."