Theora Will Be Integrated to Firefox and Opera

By | November 4, 2008

An open source and royalty-free lossy video compression technology Theora 1.0 will be integrated to the next Firefox (already in Firefox 3.1 beta) and Opera browser releases.

Theora is a video codec with a small CPU footprint that offers easy portability and requires no patent royalties.

A number of leading multimedia web groups already support Theora. Upcoming releases of Mozilla Firefox, the world’s most popular open source browser, will support Theora natively, as will releases of the multi-platform Opera browser. Top-10 website Wikipedia uses Theora for all of its video. “Open media formats are critical for ensuring a future where everyone can create and share media freely,” says Kat Walsh, Wikimedia Foundation board member, “and so we congratulate on this important achievement.” Theora’s success in these applications paves the way for wider adoption.

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  1. Matthew says:

    What do you think is holding up Safari from adopting this technology? Is Apple so stuck on selling Quicktime licenses that they are going to keep Mac users from HTML5? Seems surprising. Everyone is accustomed to Internet Explorer being in the Dark Ages of 1990-style browsing, but Apple seems to really promote Safari as being Next-Gen.

  2. Luis Cunha says:

    And when will Google Chrome support OGG audio & video playback?