Google nuke thyself: Mountain View's H.264 righteous flame-out

Posted by Ridcully on Jun 1, 2013 5:32 AM EDT
The Register; By Gavin Clarke
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Back in 2010, champions of a free web were ecstatic over Google's plan to seed the internet with a patent-free video. VP8 was going to crush the patent-heavy H.264, now celebrating its 10th birthday. Or so we were told. In May of 2010, Google open-sourced VP8, the video compression codec component to the audio-visual WebM format, which it had bought and developed earlier that year, and threw open the WebM Project to all comers.

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