Thursday, August 19, 2010

FFmpeg VP8 Decoder Implementation

When we started the WebM project, one of our goals was to promote rapid innovation in video technology through open development. Just two months after WebM debuted, Jason Garret Glaser, Ronald Bultje and David Conrad created a VP8 video decoder implementation for FFmpeg called ffvp8.

The ffvp8 implementation decodes even faster than the WebM Project reference implementation (libvpx), and we congratulate the FFmpeg team on their achievement. It illustrates why we open-sourced VP8, and why we believe the pace of innovation in open web video technology will accelerate.

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