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A Flurry of Open Source Video-Related News

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| Meanwhile, One Laptop Per Child has partnered with French video company Daily
| Motion to advance the open source video format Ogg. OLPC systems don't
| support Flash, and it is likely that Ogg will become the native video format
| on them.
| All of this points to some shakeups in how video is handled and distributed
| in several prominent open source applications and platforms. I've got my eyes
| on Firefox 3.1 and the HTML 5 video support. That should be one of the
| biggest improvements in version 3.1, and should allow more flexibility in how
| video is handled on the web.


IT spending plummets as crunch worsens

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| The crunch isn’t limited to the financial sector, either. The study went on
| to reveal that in the telecommunications, manufacturing, retail and even
| utilities sectors, about 40 per cent of firms would be forced to curb their
| enthusiasm for shiny new tech.



Summer of Code: Ogg Theora Port

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| Porting open, patent free codecs to our devices has always been of great
| interest to neuros and many of our users. As some of you Neuros old timers
| may recall, we were the first to port the Ogg Vorbis audio codec to a
| portable HDD audio player. Now it's time, hopefully, to do the same with the
| Ogg Theora video codec.


Sun Tackles Video Codec

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| Looking to boost the Web, Sun is working on a royalty-free and open video
| codec and media system, company officials said Thursday afternoon.
| [...]
| Currently, proprietary solutions are relied on, such as Adobe's Flash or
| royalty-bearing specifications like H.264, Glidden said.
| OMS is a recent project. Asked about the availability of OMS technologies,
| Glidden said, "Stay tuned. I have no announcements on any commercial
| implementations or time frame."



Nokia to W3C: Ogg is proprietary, we need DRM on the Web

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| But remember, that's not what Nokia is objecting to: they are arguing that
| Ogg is proprietary (it isn't) and that DRM should be part of a Web standard
| (it shouldn't). Â*


Worlds first high performance Dirac video codec implementation available

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| Thanks to collaboration with the Xiph.org foundation there is an official
| mapping for putting Dirac video into the Ogg container format underway, and
| the Schrödinger project also hosts a proposal for mapping Dirac into the
| popular MPEG-TS container format, which is currently being considered for
| certification by the MPEG working group. We expect to see and provide
| mappings for a lot more container formats in due course.

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