Codecs

08.26.12
Raspberry Pi lands MPEG-2 and VC-1 decoding through personal licenses, H.264 encoding and CEC tag along
08.26.12

Raspberry Pi lands MPEG-2 and VC-1 decoding through personal licenses, H.264 encoding and CEC tag along

Making the Raspberry Pi affordable involved some tough calls, including the omission of MPEG-2 dec...

By A. Santos,   08.26.12
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03.19.12
Mozilla caves, will support H.264 to avoid 'irrelevance'
03.19.12

Mozilla caves, will support H.264 to avoid 'irrelevance'

It looks like Mozilla is ready to throw in the towel in its battle against the patent-laden H.264 vi...

By T. O'Brien,   03.19.12
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01.26.12
Intel bolsters video patent portfolio with purchase from RealNetworks
01.26.12

Intel bolsters video patent portfolio with purchase from RealNetworks

Silicon juggernaut Intel has inked a multi-million dollar deal with RealNetworks, agreeing to purch...

By A. Munchbach,   01.26.12
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02.12.11
LG Optimus 3D has dual-core 1GHz OMAP 4 CPU, video codecs up the wazoo
02.12.11

LG Optimus 3D has dual-core 1GHz OMAP 4 CPU, video codecs up the wazoo

LG's been mighty stingy with details about its 3D smartphone, but some very promising ones have jus...

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01.16.11
Google defends H.264 removal from Chrome, says WebM plug-ins coming to Safari and IE9
01.16.11

Google defends H.264 removal from Chrome, says WebM plug-ins coming to Safari and IE9

Google renewed a heated discussion when it said it was dropping H.264 support from Chrome's HTML5 v...

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01.11.11
Google will drop H.264 support from Chrome, herd the masses towards WebM and Theora
01.11.11

Google will drop H.264 support from Chrome, herd the masses towards WebM and Theora

We knew Google was rather fond of its WebM video standard, but we never expected a move like this:...

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10.08.10
Five reasons why Apple TV is still just a hobby
10.08.10

Five reasons why Apple TV is still just a hobby

I'm pretty far from being a Luddite, but I've never understood the point of the Apple TV. Even afte...

By Chris Rawson,   10.08.10
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08.26.10
MPEG-LA makes H.264 video royalty-free forever, as long as it's freely distributed
08.26.10

MPEG-LA makes H.264 video royalty-free forever, as long as it's freely distributed

The H.264 codec that makes a good deal of digital video possible has actually been free to use (unde...

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07.04.10
VLC 1.1 released, adds hardware acceleration and new codec support
07.04.10

VLC 1.1 released, adds hardware acceleration and new codec support

VLC 1.1 was just released, adding hardware acceleration on Windows Vista, 7, and Linux (no mention...

By B. Bowers,   07.04.10
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