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H.264 support for Firefox Nightly Linux has landed

By • Jun 26th, 2013 • Filed under: Firefox, Open-Source

H.264 support for Firefox Linux has landed, the same way it did on Windows. Instead of including the codec directly in Firefox, the browser relies on Operating System level tools to play H.264 video. To enable OS-native codec support for H.264 in Linux, Firefox relies directly on the ubiquitous open source GStreamer libraries.

Nightingale’s mother Songbird Discontinued

By • Jun 17th, 2013 • Filed under: Open-Source

Pioneers of the Inevitable, POTI, maker of the once popular open source media player Songbird, has announced on the Songbird blog that, due to financial reasons, as of June 28, 2013 all of Songbird’s operations and associated services will be discontinued.

Firefox Rolls Out Web Audio API Support

By • Jun 12th, 2013 • Filed under: Firefox, Open-Source

For Ubuntu, Windows and Mac: Good news for Firefox web browser fans. Mozilla has pushed out Web Audio API Support to Firefox 24 Nightly and Firefox 23 Aurora channels. The Web Audio API is a high-level JavaScript API for processing and synthesizing audio in web applications.

FLAC Audio Format gets First Update in 6 Years

By • Jun 10th, 2013 • Filed under: Open-Source

The Free Lossless Audio Codec, FLAC, loved by audiophiles for it’s lossless fidelity has been updated to version 1.3.0. FLAC is an audio format similar to MP3, but “lossless”, meaning that audio compressed in FLAC doesn’t suffer any loss in quality. Technically, MP3 is lower quality, since it’s lost data from its original format. FLAC […]

Preview Of The Ubuntu Phone [Video]

By • Jun 7th, 2013 • Filed under: Ubuntu

If you haven’t had the opportunity to try out the Ubuntu Phone firsthand by loading it into one of the many supported devices, then this video of the latest Ubuntu Phone on a Galaxy Nexus smartphone can “sort you out”.