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08.12.11

TechBytes Now Available in Ogg and in WebM Format

Posted in Site News, Videos at 4:50 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: YouTube allows users to view the videos in HTML5 mode, as part of its current trial

YouTube is finally working properly without Adobe Flash… provided one enables this option. Episodes of TechBytes have all been uploaded to YouTube while Google was encoding as WebM, providing both a fallback hosting service and another free format. TinyOgg is no longer operating, but its purpose of replacing Flash with Free software/codecs has now been fulfilled by Google, at least to an extent.

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3 Comments

  1. Needs Sunlight said,

    August 13, 2011 at 5:16 am

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    Excellent move by YouTube. Does this mean that WebM will soon be their default?

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    Yes, and moreover this will help access from mobile devices while also removing dependency on the MPEG cartel.

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    I just wanted to add: notice that a few months ago Google’s embedded video syntax changed from embed to iframe, which tells you that they want to just render something based upon the user’s preferences, without embedding proprietary blobs.

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