Yesterday the WebM open web media project was announced at Google I/O. Opera, Chromium and Firefox already have builds that support WebM. Over 1.2 million YouTube video clips are already available in WebM, and Google has announced it will sooner transcode all YouTube video to WebM. To test/play YouTube WebM video clips in Firefox, download […]
Mozilla, Google, Opera and forty other publishers such as Adobe have announced WebM, a “project dedicated to developing a high-quality, open video format for the web that is freely available to everyone.” This projects aims at setting the web free with an open alternative to the h2.64 format championed by Apple and Microsoft.
To hunt down outdated Plug-ins in Firefox, Mozilla rolled out last year the Plug-in Check feature that checked for out-of-date plug-ins for Firefox. “Outdated plug-ins are a major source of security and stability risk for web users, and some studies have put the proportion of users with older versions as high as 80%”.
Opera Software now has a preview of Opera Mobile 10 for Nokia’s Maemo mobile OS. The build has the same features available in Opera Mobile 10 for Symbian and Windows Mobile smartphones, that is, fast browsing with Opera Turbo, Bookmark and Speed Dial sync, multitask with tabs.
Opera 10.5x now has builds for Linux desktops, the very first beta version of Opera 10.5x brand, Opera 10.53 has been released. To better integrate with major Linux desktops, Opera had to drop Qt, the end result is an Opera that seamlessly fits on your Ubuntu, Kubuntu – KDE, and Gnome based Linux operating systems.