FFmpeg improves H.264 video, adds WebM support

By   |  June 17, 2010

Google’s royalty-free multimedia format WebM is getting more love. This time from FFmpeg, which has released version 0.6 with WebM support.

It’s been more than a year since FFmpeg last released a new version of the popular open source media The new version has plenty of changes the most noticeable of which are better H.264 playback and new VP8/WebM support.

Google’s open VP8 video format is positioned as an alternative to the proprietary H.264 format being backed by Apple. WebM is a multimedia format that compresses video in the VP8 codec and audio with the Vorbis audio codec.

According FFmpeg.org “the H.264 and Theora decoders are now significantly faster and the Vorbis decoder has seen important updates.”

Via Phoronix

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