A Digital Media Primer for Geeks

Xiph.Org has just released a video entitled, A Digital Media Primer for Geeks.  Hit that first link for the press release and hit the second for the actual video page. To briefly summarize, the video features “Monty” Montgomery of Xiph.Org introducing digital media concepts for “geeks”.  It’s a great presentation for today’s Internet savvy folks […]

MPEG-LA answers some questions about AVC/H.264 licensing

The issues surrounding the nature of content created using the AVC/H.264 video specification, which includes the video produced by most camcorders, digital cameras, and cell phones in use today, have confused many people.  In fact, people on both sides of the issue have made contradictory claims and rarely, if ever, were such claims based on […]

WebM License Updated to Address Concerns & Compatibility

The WebM Open Source License has been updated.  This update comes after much concern had been raised about the use of certain language related to patent protection and its compatibility with other popular free software licenses, such as the GPL 2 & 3.

Theora: Ptalarbvorm project update 20100518

Monty of Xiph.org Foundation has given us a demonstration update of the latest development going into the Ptalarbvorm Theora encoder, which is lined-up to be released as libtheora 1.2.  The demo includes screenshots comparing the latest development code with the last release, libtheora 1.1.1 a.k.a., Thusnelda.