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Google updates and expands support for WebP

05/21/2011, After introducing the open source video format, WebM last year and then implementing it in YouTube last month, it looks like Google is starting to embrace another open source format. This time it’s image compression technology – WebP. Google has...

YouTube videos now served in WebM

04/20/2011, On the official YouTube blog, Google has announced that the popular video streaming service will be adopting the WebM format for all their videos in the future. Comparing different video formats to power adapters and power outlets, YouTube aim to create a...

Google pulls H.264 codec support from Chrome

01/12/2011, In a move that will be welcomed by many and cursed by just as many folks, Google has announced that it will be dropping support for the H.264 video codec in Chrome’s HTML5 component. Google’ already has its alternative WebM video-encoding technology...

Google’s New WebP Image Format Promises 40 Percent Smaller Files

09/30/2010, Google has introduced a new image format, dubbed WebP, which will be competing with the current JPEG standard. WebP, pronounced “weppy”, promises to reduce file sizes by 40 percent compared to JPEGs, allowing websites to load faster and reduce...

Latest Winamp Supports WebM Video

07/19/2010, Despite the popularity of iTunes and many other media players out there, let’s not forget that Winamp is still a very popular media player, and if you’re still using an older version of it, there is a slight incentive for you to upgrade to the...

Opera 10.6 browser gets WebM support

07/02/2010, Opera 10.6 is the first stable version of a browser which will be able to handle WebM videos, alongside support for a host of HTML5 features such as geolocation, Web workers and offline storage, improved JavaScript performance and exterminating over a...

Firefox 4 To Offer WebM Video Codec Support

06/09/2010, With Google recently tweaking the license to its freshly-announced WebM video codec, the folks over at Mozilla are looking to bring the WebM video codec into the next build of its browser, Firefox 4. Google has already added support for the WebM codec...

Google Announces WebM Video Format At Google I/O

05/19/2010, When Google purchased a company called On2 a while back, many folks expected the search engine giant to open-source the VP8 video codec that came bundled with the company. Seems like those predictions were true, as Google has announced its new format...