WebM is a new video format which uses the open source Ogg Vorbis audio codec, and the VP8 video codec recently acquired by google which it has made open source.
The Haters Deterents
Who would like to stop the use of Web M (or at least make sure it’s not so free) ? Most likely the 26 companies contributing to the patent pool for H.264 which is the primary video format for the iPod and a number of other software and consumer electronics. Some of the companies which make up this pool are Microsoft, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Philips Electronics, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Toshiba, and Apple (news.cnet.com 2010). Read the rest of this entry »