VP9 Codec Now Enabled By Default In Chrome
Google has just enabled their new, royalty-free VP9 video codec within their Chromium / Chrome web-browser.
We have known for a while that VP9 was coming, the codec successor to the increasingly-used VP8 codec. In May we learned that VP9 was nearly ready and now as of today it's enabled by default within the latest Chrome web-browser.
Per this Google code issue, "media: Remove VP9 flag, and enable VP9 support by default."
The VP9 video compression standard offers many improvements over VP8 to shine as Google's next-generation open video standard. Today also marks the day that the VP9 Bitstream is considered frozen.
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