Earlier on today we revealed that a Q4 2010 release was looking likely for Google’s Android Gingerbread (FroYo’s successor), our source for this last article spoke a lot about WebM and the VP8 video codec, we will now explain exactly what this is.
WebM is an open-source media project sponsored by Google, this project consists of a completely royalty-free media file, which consists of compressed video (using the VP8 codec) and compressed audio streams (using the e Vorbis audio codec), from what we can see Android Gingerbread will be the first mobile OS to attempt to fully support this format.
The WebM project aims to offer a free (and hopefully just as good) video format, it’s aim is to deliver video and audio quality which is on par with what a commercial product could produce, whilst managing to keep a relatively small file size.
If you would like to find out more about WebM check out the frequently asked questions section of the project’s website.
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