#756 Video - consider WebM (VP8)

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nobody
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2012-10-30
2010-06-21
AndyWise
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I was looking into the new features for mumble 1.2.3 (http://mumble.sourceforge.net/1.2.3) and in the section Future you mention Video feature. You mention using the h.264 encoding but there's WebM project (http://www.webmproject.org/) i think you should consider.
Mumble being the representative of the successful open source project i think you should keep it fully open source. WebM (VP8) is made for web making it perfect for Mumble needs.

Altho you might have heared of it (WebM) i didn't see it mentioned anywhere and thats why I'm adding this tracker (feature request).

Discussion

  • Philip Cass

    Philip Cass - 2010-07-30

    there's a fully open source h.264 implementation too, though

     
  • Nicos Gollan

    Nicos Gollan - 2010-07-30

    Right now, VP8 is still pretty badly documented, and there are only weak promises of optimised implementations; h.264 on the other hand has some massively optimised codecs (x264 comes to mind), and even has hardware support on quite a few platforms. It also remains to be seen if the codec is as patent-free as Google claims, the chances are good that the MPEG LA will start crapping all over it once it starts to get some traction in the mainstream market.

     

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