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Google™ Coming Up with WebM Plugins for Internet Explorer® and Safari®

Google has decided to make a change in its browser, that is, Chrome. The H.264 codec will replace it with the open WebMate code. That choice has raised many controversies and the company explained the reasons behind the adoption of WebMate in HTML 5. Mozilla Firefox and Opera intend to use open codecs like WebMate and Ogg Theora , without H.264 support, while Safari and Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) support it.

Google announced the availability of a plug-in for WebMate compatible browser, in this case Microsoft Internet Explorer and Apple Safari, which presumably will not support the new standard. In fact, Google explains, the plug-in WebMate is not exactly the same as Adobe Flash, but certainly not the standard specifications of HTML. The tag video of HTML5 attribute allows the browser to the choice of codecs available for rendering video content in a transparent manner to the same HTML5. Developers can continue to achieve their compliance with the standards as a possible add-on web-based WebMate will only add capacity to the browser in the context of what is permitted by the standard. The position taken by the Mountain View giant will certainly lead to reactions from the whole industry. Apple and Microsoft could change their mind and follow it.

Google Bans H.264 from Chrome Browser

Google the worlds largest internet based company has given a statement withdrawing support for the H.264/MPEG4-AVC codec in its upcoming browser and Operating System. Google stated that they are changing Chromes HTML5 video support, that they are now focusing their investments in technologies developed and licensed based on open web principles. They reiterated support for the WebM (VP8) and Theora video codecs and are considering adding support for other high quality open codecs if the possibility arises. They claim that even if H.264 plays a vital role in video their goal to promote open innovation will remain same. They have stated that though the changes will be seen in a few months time Google has made this announcement to allow web site owners to make necessary changes.

Google current version of web browser chrome supports playback of HTML5 videos encode using H.264/Mpeg4-AVC codec. It will line a time frame of 2 months withdraw support for the current industry standard H.264 and provide support for open-source based WebM and Theora as stated in its commitment to support open innovation. Though Google will continue support for the Adobe plug-in.


However Google’s intentions behind this step remain masked because switching to WebM is fraught with many obstructions. For starters MPEG LA has already stated that it wouldn’t charge royalties for free videos using the H.264 encoding which would mna that googles move will not change anything for the end users as they weren’t expected to pay anything anyway which would result in googles choice to not charge anything for a major chunk of the end users. The WebM format is currently an unknown entity for a majority of developers and the time frame announced by google is not enough for it to become a major player nor will it have spread much of an influence. Also the current industry standard H.264 is designed keeping in mind that it can be accelerated  by the current graphic processors hence acting as a power saving feature unlike WebM. WebM currently does not have much support among encoders so a major underhaul will have to happen to see WebM make its mark. Also MPEG LA has is showing its trump card with finesse it believes that WebM violates patents which can lead to it being shut down. Currently chrome is used by approximately 10% of internet users, so there are 90% percent of users who do not utilize it hence Google cannot virtually dictate its terms to the Web Industry. With such a low user base and a lower market share it cannot actually hope to influence the web world. Maybe in the future web support for WebM might increase but until then this tep of goole is fraught with mistakes. The major reason that commercial powerhouses do not favor open source is because of its ever-changing nature.

Microsoft criticizes Google for Dropping H.264

Tim Sneath from Microsoft criticized Google in its official blog post for ending up its support for H.264 video format.  Earlier the Google’s Chrome web browser had a build in codec for H.264 video format but soon the company is going to withdraw its support. In favor of his company, Microsoft’s Tim says that they have created WebM standard for H.264 video format support. In his blog post on MSDN, he entitled an Open Letter posted by the President of United States of Google.

A survey made by Tech Crunch revealed that H.264 video codec format is used by about 66 percent of all videos that are uploaded on the web. The withdrawal of H.264 video format from Google Chrome has been liked by many. Just like Google, Apple also dropped out its support for flash. Now following are some of the key features that are provided by Google Chrome web Browser. Chrome web Browser is integrated with H.264 video codec format and the latest WebM standard that is released by Microsoft recently.
The H.264 video codec format is supported by WebM (VP8) and the Theora video codecs. These codecs are the latest codec formats that are available to the web. The WebM platform of video codecs is supposed to provide other high-quality open codecs in future, although H.264 video codec plays a vital role in video technology.
The main goal of H.264 video codec technology is to provide open innovation for video codec platform. Nowadays, WebM stands for the standard of Web Technologies. The major cause of the success behind the web technologies is its core technologies like HTML, HTTP, TCP/IP etc. and these are open to all and freely implementable at any level. Nowadays the video platform in web technologies is also a core component of web experience and unfortunately, there is no open and free video format.
WebM is a broad solution for the issues concerned with web technologies. WebM is supported with a big backed up community over internet AND several developers are free to join this community to help further to make this platform more advanced.
Following are the basic features that are available in WebM Standards:
WebM platform of web is greatly supported by VP8 codec. VP8 is a high-quality video codec for websites, which is released under a royalty-free license.
Further, the enhancement of WebM platform is supported by Vorbis Codec. It is an open source audio codec, which is broadly implemented on web.
The WebM platform is also enhanced by a container format, which is based on subset of Mkv media codec container.
The patent of H.264 video codec format is owned by MPEG LA. Also, this codec is royalty-free with a condition that the content based on should be distributed freely. Otherwise, a fee for licensing should be paid to the holder of patent of the H.2646 video codec format.
The WebM standard of video platform on web is also a royalty-free format. It has no licensing fees. This is the reason behind people criticized Google for dropping its support of H.264 video codec format on Chrome.

Tim Sneath from Microsoft criticized Google in its official blog post for ending up its support for H.264 video format.  Earlier the Google’s Chrome web browser had a build in codec for H.264 video format but soon the company is going to withdraw its support. In favor of his company, Microsoft’s Tim says that they have created WebM standard for H.264 video format support. In his blog post on MSDN, he entitled an Open Letter posted by the President of United States of Google.A survey made by Tech Crunch revealed that H.264 video codec format is used by about 66 percent of all videos that are uploaded on the web. The withdrawal of H.264 video format from Google Chrome has been liked by many. Just like Google, Apple also dropped out its support for flash. Now following are some of the key features that are provided by Google Chrome web Browser. Chrome web Browser is integrated with H.264 video codec format and the latest WebM standard that is released by Microsoft recently.
The H.264 video codec format is supported by WebM (VP8) and the Theora video codecs. These codecs are the latest codec formats that are available to the web. The WebM platform of video codecs is supposed to provide other high-quality open codecs in future, although H.264 video codec plays a vital role in video technology.The main goal of H.264 video codec technology is to provide open innovation for video codec platform. Nowadays, WebM stands for the standard of Web Technologies. The major cause of the success behind the web technologies is its core technologies like HTML, HTTP, TCP/IP etc. and these are open to all and freely implementable at any level. Nowadays the video platform in web technologies is also a core component of web experience and unfortunately, there is no open and free video format.WebM is a broad solution for the issues concerned with web technologies. WebM is supported with a big backed up community over internet AND several developers are free to join this community to help further to make this platform more advanced.
Following are the basic features that are available in WebM Standards:WebM platform of web is greatly supported by VP8 codec. VP8 is a high-quality video codec for websites, which is released under a royalty-free license.
Further, the enhancement of WebM platform is supported by Vorbis Codec. It is an open source audio codec, which is broadly implemented on web.
The WebM platform is also enhanced by a container format, which is based on subset of Mkv media codec container.The patent of H.264 video codec format is owned by MPEG LA. Also, this codec is royalty-free with a condition that the content based on should be distributed freely. Otherwise, a fee for licensing should be paid to the holder of patent of the H.2646 video codec format.
The WebM standard of video platform on web is also a royalty-free format. It has no licensing fees. This is the reason behind people criticized Google for dropping its support of H.264 video codec format on Chrome.

Google Open-Video Codec Tries Something New!

In order to encourage developers and experiments, Google has opened a new branch of VP8 code tree. This action will help developers and coders to use the extended branch of VP8 to provide enhancements and improvement to the present coding.

In a similar pattern, Mountain View opened its VP8 codec around a month ago. According to the company it was in order to allow the development of a royalty free standard for web video streaming. The effort did lead into a larger media format known as WebM. This format is already being adopted by most developer-builds and beta browsers such as Google, Mozilla and Opera. Now Mountain View has granted Google the right to use the technique with other Google-owned patents as well. The entire acquisition process of VP8 along with video compression outfit On2 Technologies cost Google around $124.6 million

Trends in Video Streaming format

At present, the format of video streaming is fixed with VP8 bit stream. Now even while the branch of VP8 will focus on encoder and decoder tweaking, the main tree will follow the same format and bit stream. The experimental branch, most likely to be called VP9, will be focusing more on future versions of the same codec, while also looking for changes in the bit stream. According to Google, in order to keep the main codec stable while also looking for further improvements, they have added a new branch. So while the improvements and experimentation takes place with the new branch, the main version remains stable, keeping on with the performance. The users of the WebM community can easily use the unstable or added branch of codec VP8 and suggest changes and additions for better video codec, while also fighting the bit stream constraints. Once the experimental branch shows better performance, a new version of the codec will be introduced. The developers of Google are already on to the task of investigating and evaluating changes to the existing codec.

Market Competition

However, the question of finding a backing with the vendors in the market is a big question. While Mozilla and Opera are backing WebM, Apple and Microsoft are still sticking with H.264, a codec provided by MPEG LA. Of these, Microsoft has agreed to allow the users to use WebM if they wish. It will nevertheless, keep backing H.264. It is important to remember here that Apple and Microsoft are both the members of MPEG LA community backing H.264. MPEG LA too has announced its efforts to create a patent pool for VP8. If this happens, however, Google’s efforts to make a royalty free codec will go down the drain.

Google has already started the process of encoding larger videos using VP8. While the process has started with YouTube, several other developers are working towards developing hardware acceleration for the codec. According to the company, even though not many users are into employing hardware acceleration for videos, the market is seeing an increase in the number of such users. Therefore, it is best to begin finding ways to cater to such users as it is one of the rapidly growing segments.

Google Chrome Web store: A store of web applications

The most popular search engine provider Google announced a new service to uphold their internet browser ‘Google Chrome’. In the last week in ‘Google I/O conference’ declared the offer Google Chrome web store. Google Chrome OS is going be released very soon. In this context Google takes a more generous step to provide a store where web applications can be attained. The theme of Google Chrome web store is based on the sharing of web applications which are prepared with standard tools and can be useable with all modern web browsers. The offer of web store will prevail with both free and paid services.

Google didn’t specify the actual date of release, but they announced that web store application will be in market by the end of this year. The Washington Post predicts that this release will be done before the grand release of ‘Google Chrome OS tablets’. Although other users than Google Chrome browser have access in the store, Chrome users will get some extra benefits; which will also help to increase the popularity of Google Chrome. Already Google ask for the application from the developers and they want to put them all just after the grand opening.

Google offers a wide range of products in the forthcoming service Google Chrome web store. The preliminary products will be basically Google products like Docs, Calendar, Mail, News, Maps, Picasa and Google Wave. These applications will be available as free content. In the Chrome browser, when one will open a new tab, he will find a link of web store. The store will also contain non-Google applications which will be open source and will be provided by several developers. Google is looking forward to create an online web application store, where anyone can get easy solution of any sort of requirement. The paid contents will be in the format of magazines, games, utilities and premium news. In fact they can provide e-books and attractive magazines which can attract more users because there they can get all collections together. Some experts expect that it could be largest marketplace ever in internet community. The assumption over the price states that the average price could be $3 to $4 for the web applications.

These web applications will be coded with modern techniques of open source coding. HTML5, WebM could be main coding language along with C, C++ could be used to make the applications. Google targets to reach their web browser to mass users. They take this store service as a weapon to do so. Along with this Google’s OS ‘Chrome OS chips’ will be released by this year. So this store will help to enrich that OS. Thirdly Android applications can be benefitted with the web store applications.

Google is extending its market everyday. To attain the goal of reaching mass users with their variety of products, this store could work greatly as a transaction point.

Google Chrome Web store: A Store of Web Applications

The most popular search engine provider Google announced a new service to uphold their Internet browser ‘Google Chrome’. In the last week in ‘Google I/O conference’ declared the offer Google Chrome web store. Google Chrome OS is going be released very soon. In this context Google takes a more generous step to provide a store where web applications can be attained. The theme of Google Chrome web store is based on the sharing of web applications which are prepared with standard tools and can be usable with all modern web browsers. The offer of web store will prevail with both free and paid services.

Google didn’t specify the actual date of release, but they announced that web store application will be in market by the end of this year. The Washington Post predicts that this release will be done before the grand release of ‘Google Chrome OS tablets’. Although other users than Google Chrome browser have access in the store, Chrome users will get some extra benefits; which will also help to increase the popularity of Google Chrome. Already Google ask for the application from the developers and they want to put them all just after the grand opening.

Google offers a wide range of products in the forthcoming service Google Chrome web store. The preliminary products will be basically Google products like Docs, Calendar, Mail, News, Maps, Picasa and Google Wave. These applications will be available as free content. In the Chrome browser, when one will open a new tab, he will find a link of web store. The store will also contain non-Google applications which will be open source and will be provided by several developers. Google is looking forward to create an on line web application store, where anyone can get easy solution of any sort of requirement. The paid contents will be in the format of magazines, games, utilities and premium news. In fact they can provide e-books and attractive magazines which can attract more users because there they can get all collections together. Some experts expect that it could be largest marketplace ever in Internet community. The assumption over the price states that the average price could be $3 to $4 for the web applications.

These web applications will be coded with modern techniques of open source coding. HTML5, WebM could be main coding language along with C, C++ could be used to make the applications. Google targets to reach their web browser to mass users. They take this store service as a weapon to do so. Along with this Google’s OS ‘Chrome OS chips’ will be released by this year. So this store will help to enrich that OS. Thirdly Android applications can be benefited with the web store applications.

Google is extending its market everyday. To attain the goal of reaching mass users with their variety of products, this store could work greatly as a transaction point.

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