Free WEBM Converter Software

WEBM video format introduction and related free WEBM converter software downloads.

WEBM Format Introduction:

WebM is an audio-video format designed to provide royalty-free, open video compression for use with HTML5 video. The project's development is sponsored by Google Inc.

A WebM file consists of VP8 video and Vorbis audio streams, in a container based on a profile of Matroska. The project releases WebM related software under a BSD license and all users are granted a worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free patent license.

Native WebM support by Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and Google Chrome was announced at the 2010 Google I/O conference. Internet Explorer 9 requires third-party WebM software. Safari for Windows and Mac OS X relies on QuickTime to play web media, which as of 1 April 2011, does not support WebM unless a third-party plug-in is installed. In January 2011, Google announced that the WebM Project Team will release plugins for Internet Explorer and Safari to allow playback of WebM files through the standard HTML5 <video> tag. As of 9 June 2012, a public preview version of this plug-in is available for Internet Explorer 9.

YouTube offers WebM videos as part of its HTML5 player experiment. All uploaded files are encoded into WebM in 360p, 480p, 720p and 1080p resolutions. YouTube has committed to encode its entire portfolio of videos to WebM. Sorenson Media's online encoding platform now supports VP8 and WebM. Skype has implemented the VP8 codec into the Skype 5.0 software. Logitech is planning to use WebM as part of a video calling service. NVIDIA announced 3D video support for WebM through HTML5 and their NVIDIA 3D Vision technology.

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Free WEBM Converter Software:

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