[webcast-l] VP3.com : On2 Technologies VP3.2 Open Source Project
bill.best at commedia.org.uk
Fri Sep 24 17:43:02 BST 2004
Found this recently:
"VP3 is the world's most efficient, open source video codec to date.
With VP3, there are no platform limitations and developers are not
required to pay the restrictive license fees that other open source
codecs make mandatory. Unlike other open source, or standards based
video codecs, VP3 allows for the highest quality video, at the lowest
possible data rates while still retaining the video's full frame-rate.
The result is a clear 320x240 video that can be expanded to a
full-screen 640x480 resolution. The power of this codec has been
validated by the fact that it has been licensed by both RealNetworks and
Apple for their internet video players.
VP3 is designed to produce high quality video that is highly compressed
and yet easily played back on today's computers. Movies of varying
screen dimensions can be encoded at different datarates and played back
efficiently on a number of different platforms. It can be streamed
efficiently over the web, or played off of a local disk drive, compact
disc or digital video disk. Applications for this technology include
video electronic mail, video web broadcasting, videoconferencing, video
games, medical imaging, and digital VCRs.
The VP3 codec was originally only available through On2's proprietary
TrueMotion architecture, but is now being made available for some other
environments. Apple announced that the VP3 codec will be available in
QuickTime 5 as a component download."
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