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Lib-Ray Video Standard: Using Google/On2's VP8 Video Codec

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http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com – When I started working on a no-DRM, open-standards-based solution for distributing high-definition video on fixed media ("Lib-Ray"), I naturally thought of Theora, because it was developed as a free software project. Several people have suggested, though, that the VP8 codec would be a better fit for my application. This month, I've finally gotten the necessary vpxtools and mkvtoolnix packages installed on my Debian system, and so I'm having a first-look at VP8. The results are very promising, though the tools are somewhat finicky. Category: HackingTagging: lib-rayvideovp8webmmkvblur (General)