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  • Google's WebM draws praise, critiques

    The news this week of Google's open-source release of the HD video codec VP8 plays into the ongoing debate over which video codec browsers can use to display high-definition video without a plug-in, such as Adobe Flash or Microsoft Silverlight.

    Written by Joab Jackson21 May 10 03:57
  • Google to acquire voice and video codec company

    Google plans to acquire video and VoIP (Voice over IP) codec developer Global IP Solutions (GIPS) for approximately 421 million Norwegian kronor (US$68.2 million) in cash, the company said on Tuesday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs19 May 10 05:02
  • FSF to Google: Free the On2 video codec

    In an open letter to Google, the Free Software Foundation has urged Google to open source a video codec that it acquired in its purchase of On2, completed Monday.

    Written by Joab Jackson23 Feb. 10 05:11
  • Vendor squabbles cause W3C to scrap codec requirement

    The latest rewrite of the Web's mother tongue won't recommend the use of specific audio and video encoding formats that could make it cheaper and easier for people to distribute multimedia content.

    Written by Jeremy Kirk03 July 09 05:48