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How to install Miro 5 in Ubuntu

By • May 5th, 2012 • Filed under: Freeware, Multimedia, Open-Source, Ubuntu, Windows

The Participatory Culture Foundation (PCF) has released the next major version of Miro open video downloader and player. Miro 5.0 adds several improvements other concerning video playback. “The latest release of Miro will allow you to clean up your music collection by changing titles like Track 01 to their real title with a single click! […]

Firefox 4 Pre-release gets WebM (VP8) support

By • Jun 10th, 2010 • Filed under: Firefox, Open-Source

Mozilla developers have pushed WebM, VP8 codec into Firefox 4, the next major Firefox update. Up till now Google’s open source VP8 codec was present only in a special Firefox development build that you can still download here at Firefox WebM Builds.

WebM project changes to standard Open Source license

By • Jun 5th, 2010 • Filed under: Multimedia, Open-Source

Google has finally changed the license on its open-source WebM (VP8) video codec after complaints that it wasn’t open enough. As it was originally written, if a patent action was brought against Google, the patent license terminated. This provision itself is not unusual in an OSS license, and similar provisions exist in the 2nd Apache […]

Google Chrome Dev Channel Now Supports VP8 WebM

By • Jun 4th, 2010 • Filed under: Browsers, Open-Source

The first official version of Google Chrome with support for VP8 WebM open video format has been released. WebM was pushed into Google Chrome Dev Channel in today’s update. Chromium and special builds of Opera, and Firefox web browsers got WebM the same day that it was introduced at Google’s annual developers conference about a […]

Download VLC Media Player 1.1.0 with WebM Support

By • May 26th, 2010 • Filed under: Multimedia, Open-Source, Windows

More and more organizations are committing to support WebM project. Giants like Skype, Oracle are already part of the long list of supporters. Miro Video Converter can convert your videos to the WebM (VP8) format.