Thursday, October 02, 2014
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Facebook To Change Real-name Policy
CEA Outlines Five Technology Trends In Consumer Technology
Apple CarPlay Update Now Available with Firmware for Pioneer NEX In-Dash Receiver Models
Philips to Appeal $467 Million Patent Infringement Lawsuit
Rovio to Slash 130 Jobs
Toshiba Offers Ultra-small e-MMC Embedded NAND Flash Memory Products
ARM and TSMC Unveil Roadmap for 64-bit ARM-based Processors on 10FinFET Process
LG Brings Its Ultra HD 4K OLED TV To The U.S.
Active Discussions
Yamaha CRW-F1UX
help questions structure DVDR
Made video, won't play back easily
Questions durability monitor LCD
Questions fungus CD/DVD Media, Some expert engineer in optical media can help me?
CD, DVD and Blu-ray burning for Android in development
IBM supercharges Power servers with graphics chips
Werner Vogels: four cloud computing trends for 2014
 Home > News > General Computing > Google ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Google Releases WebM Plugin for Internet Explorer 9


Google is trying to bring its Web video technology to a browser that doesn't support it with the release of the IE9 plug-in for WebM video playback.

Introduced by Google last year, WebM includes VP8, a high-quality video codec released by Google under a BSD-style, royalty-free license. It also includes the Vorbis audio codec as well as a container format based on a subset of the Matroska media container.

One of the many new features of Internet Explorer 9 is the native support for videos. Unfortunately for Google, Microsoft decided to only support H.264 videos by default, so users wont's be able to watch WebM videos without installing additional software. So Google developed a WebM plugin for IE9.

The plugin only works on Windows 7 and Windows Vista, the two operating systems supported by IE9.

Currently, Opera, Firefox and Safari browsers are supporting Google's WebM codec, while IE9 supports the rival H.264 codec.

The new HTML5 standard under development includes an ability to embed video directly into Web pages. However, the standard doesn't specify which codec should be used to encode and decode the video.

Due to intellectual property concerns, Microsoft is not expected to directly support WebM. MPEG LA, the group that licenses a pool of patents used by H.264, is trying to include the VP8 video codec to a joint VP8 patent licensing pool. On the oterh hand, Google is offering WebM royalty-free.

Last month, Microsoft released a plugin for watching H.264 videos in Google Chrome. This one will be be useful when Google drops support for the popular codec.


Previous
Next
VUDU Goes Live on Sony Blu-ray Disc Players        All News        Intel Discloses Its Low-Power Micro Server Strategy
Rambus Renews Patent License Agreement with Toshiba     General Computing News      Google Refreshs Blogger

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Google Triples Bug Bounty Reward
Google Offers Unlimited Cloud Storage To Students
Google To Unveil New Music Services
EC Gives Google Privacy Guidelines
Europe Asks More Concessions From Google In Antitrust Dispute
US Government Data Requests Increased: Google
Google Adds A Steering Wheel To Its Self-Driving Cars
Google Takes a Medical Turn
EU Rejects Third Google Antitrust Deal
Google Glass Now Generally Available
Google, Photographers Settle Litigation Over Books
Google Software Accelerates Web Servers

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2014 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .