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[News] Ogg Vorbis and Theora Coming to HTML, Web Browsers?

  • Subject: [News] Ogg Vorbis and Theora Coming to HTML, Web Browsers?
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 07:13:14 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Does your browser do video?

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| One of the many great features it sports, which will be of interest to free 
| formats enthusiastics, is the multimedia elements: <video> and <audio>. 
| Imagine being able to post video and audio in your blog as easily as you do 
| with images. On forums, on online shops, on office intranets, on anything. It 
| really has the potentional to revolutionize the Web. No more Flash, no more 
| YouTube. Independence! And all of this using Vorbis and Theora as the 
| baseline codecs!      


Microsoft Firefox:



Opera Browser and Ogg Theora in HTML5 specs

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| This is an interview I made with the Opera CTO Hakon Wium Lie at the 
| Reboot 9.0 Web 2.0 conference in Copenhagen. He shows the OLPC XO beta-1 in 
| the direct sunlight and explains several things about the Opera browser
| software running smoothly on it...


Beta version of Open-Source video codec Ogg Theora released

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| The source code of the libtheora 1.0 Beta 1 codec library can be downloaded 
| from the developer website. 



How To Live an Open-Source Musical Life With Ogg Vorbis

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| But with the launch of the FSF's web campaign, the time may be ripe
| for Ogg Vorbis to truly shine. According to Chris "Monty" Montgomery,
| creator of Ogg and founder of the Xiph.org Foundation which oversees
| Ogg's development, such big-name backing has been a long time
| coming.
| ... Linux users most likely have Ogg support built in to their machines 
| (but you guys already knew that).


'Play OGG': FSF launches free audio format campaign

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| The Free Software
| Foundation (FSF) today launched PlayOGG.org, a campaign to encourage
| use of the patent- and license-free standard OGG Vorbis as an
| ethically, legally and technically superior audio alternative to
| the proprietary MP3 format.



Ogg Vorbis Gaining Industry Support

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| While Ogg Vorbis format has not gained much adoption in music
| sales and portable players, it is not an unsupported format in
| the industry. Toy manufacturers (e.g. speaking dolls), voice
| warning systems, and reactive audio devices exploit Ogg Vorbis
| for its good quality at small bit-rates.


Alcatel-Lucent says $1.5 billion not enough from Microsoft

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| Alcatel-Lucent said in a court filing that $1.5 billion is not
| enough to properly compensate it for Microsoft Corp.'s infringement
| of two digital audio patents.


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