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Theora 1.0 released

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| The Xiph.Org Foundation announces the release of Theora 1.0.
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| Theora is a video codec with a small CPU footprint that offers easy
| portability and requires no patent royalties. While the Theora
| bitstream format was standardized in 2004 and our beta releases have
| been used by millions, this 1.0 release is an important milestone
| reflecting the maturity and stability of the Theora codebase.
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http://lwn.net/Articles/305833/

Open source Ogg Theora video codec completes beta phase

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| The decoder included in the reference implementation supports the entire
| Theora specification and is said to be considerably faster than the beta
| version. The source code of libtheora 1.0 is available to download on the
| developer page under a modified BSD licence.
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http://www.heise-online.co.uk/open/O...--/news/111866

George Wright responds to backstage questions

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| Some of the backstage community noticed the efforts of the BBC in Ubuntu 8.10
| which was released on 30th October, to make a range of non-DRM content a. So
| we decided to catch up with one of the man behind the project, George Wright
| who is Portofolio Manager at Research and Innovaton. If Flash isn't your
| style we have the same video in Mpeg4, Ogg Theora and Ogg Dirac.
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http://backstage.bbc.co.uk/news/arch..._wright_r.html


Recent:

Dirac 1.0.0 Released

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| Dirac is an advanced royalty-free video compression format designed for a
| wide range of uses, from delivering low-resolution web content to
| broadcasting HD and beyond, to near-lossless studio editing. The v1.0.0
| version was released yesterday, and the new VLC version supports playback
| of .ts/.drc Dirac files.
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http://www.osnews.com/story/20301/Dirac_1_0_0_Released


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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http://www.linuxpr.com/releases/10452.html


Related:

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.
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http://open.neurostechnology.com/con...gg-theora-port


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.
|
| [...]
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| 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."
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http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente...deo_codec.html
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