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    Phoronix: Google Gets Ready With VP9 Codec

    Google is almost finalized with the VP9 codec, the successor to the increasingly-used VP8 codec...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM3MDA

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    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    Phoronix: Google Gets Ready With VP9 Codec

    Google is almost finalized with the VP9 codec, the successor to the increasingly-used VP8 codec...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM3MDA
    Now will they finally put their foot down and kill off Flash and their Pepper API? Beat H.265 to market and force all Android phone makers to support it.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Kivada View Post
      Now will they finally put their foot down and kill off Flash and their Pepper API? Beat H.265 to market and force all Android phone makers to support it.
      i have the suspicion that the main problem with the adoption of vp8 is HW acceleration. And this shouldn't be the case with vp9 if google wants it to succeed.

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      • #4
        Lawsuits

        Expect VP9 patent lawsuits by trolls who;
        A) want free money for doing absolutely nothing
        B) stall the project and attempt to kill it by creating FUD

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Kivada View Post
          Now will they finally put their foot down and kill off Flash and their Pepper API? Beat H.265 to market and force all Android phone makers to support it.
          exactly.
          So, they said YouTube is going to use VP9. Um.... how exactly? YouTube supports WebM, which is VP8 and Vorbis. Unless they extend WebM to allow multiple codecs, or release WebM2.....

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          • #6
            Originally posted by SyXbiT View Post
            exactly.
            So, they said YouTube is going to use VP9. Um.... how exactly? YouTube supports WebM, which is VP8 and Vorbis. Unless they extend WebM to allow multiple codecs, or release WebM2.....
            WebM is a container flexible enough and was designed to support multiple codecs since Google has been planning to update VP8 all along. This will happen as VP9 gets finalized. No need for WebM2.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by uid313 View Post
              Expect VP9 patent lawsuits by trolls who;
              A) want free money for doing absolutely nothing
              B) stall the project and attempt to kill it by creating FUD
              there will be probably not any patent lawsuit from MPEG LA: xiphmont.livejournal.com/59893.html

              Nokia could make trouble with this patent though: http://worldwide.espacenet.com/publi...1B1&KC=B1&ND=4

              Damn even in Europe we have stupid software patents

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              • #8
                It's too damn early to freeze it.

                VP9 must be made better than H.265, otherwise the point of its existence is so moot Google had better not release it at all.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by 89c51 View Post
                  i have the suspicion that the main problem with the adoption of vp8 is HW acceleration. And this shouldn't be the case with vp9 if google wants it to succeed.
                  They have HW already for vp8. I think nvidia already built it into their mobile chips. And I'm pretty sure other chipmakers are about to ass well.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by birdie View Post
                    It's too damn early to freeze it.

                    VP9 must be made better than H.265, otherwise the point of its existence is so moot Google had better not release it at all.
                    Doesn't matter if its 1-2% better compression, 1-2% better quality, or 1-2% faster compression or decompression.

                    It doesn't have to be technically superior. Both VP9 and H.265 are likely so good that the difference will be marginal.

                    What is important is that it is freely available and open and royalty-free and standardized.

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