News & developments about WebM are coming too fast to cover all of them, but it’s definitely encouraging to see that the free software world (as well as some other surprising, but welcome, players) has unequivocally embraced WebM as the standard for the web.
This listing is almost surely not exhaustive, but we’ll try to update it as much as we can with relevant information. Feel free to share a link with us if you find something not mentioned here that you think should be.
- Of course, one of the best places for information about WebM is the WebM Project website. Another is the official WebM blog (and the announcement of WebM itself).
- It’s important to note that lots of software is already supporting WebM playback, although mostly in preview release forms, including Firefox, Chrome, Opera, and VLC.
- The Xiph.Org Foundation has officially announced their support for WebM.
- The good folks over at Flumotion have implemented live streaming of WebM with Gstreamer – a very important use case of WebM.
- Hand-in-hand with Gstreamer’s work on WebM is an Ogg mapping for VP8 (PDF).
- Of course, what kind of an advancement for freedom would it be without some old-fashioned patent trolling from the usual suspects?
Of course, there’s plenty more out there, and we’ll try to keep the list above updated for some reasonable amount of time. These are exciting times for a free web!