Updated: MPEG LA Pool Planning to Torpedo OGG Theora, Says Jobs

RichardL notes some potentially major news this afternoon. Shortly after my post, Steve Jobs himself reportedly answered an open letter written by free software advocate Hugo Roy. Hugo’s letter contained suggestions about whether a standardized unencumbered video codec needed to accompany the video tag in order to be truly “open.” The original post, on “hugo’s […]

Google's Video Play Could Finally Open Up Video on the Web; The Key – Choice

Photo (CC-BY-SA) Antonio Manfredonio. Editorial: When you use an image tag on a website, you don’t have to worry about whether it’ll be readable by all devices or whether some intellectual property lawyers could make it costly to use. Believe it or not, it wasn’t always that way, even with still images. Today, the problem […]

Peter Kirn - April 22, 2010

Free Miro Video Converter for Windows, Mac; Miro 3.0

The folks at Miro have a handy tool for fool-proof, dummy-friendly video conversion for mobile devices. Drop nearly any file, and it converts to MP4, OGG Theora, or specific presets for devices from the TMobile G1 to the iPod – and even FLV. It’s available for Mac and Windows only, not Linux. I imagine that’s […]

Peter Kirn - March 29, 2010

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