VP8 and WebM: What You Need to Know

Justin Day (Blip.tv)
Location: New York West
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In May Google introduced WebM and VP8, a new open-source video
container and codec, to the world. These represent a significant step
forward for the open-source video movement. In this session we’ll
discuss why WebM is important, compare it to other commercial
solutions like MPEG-4 and h.264, and discuss viability, adoption and
the challenges therein.

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Justin Day


Justin Day helped get blip.tv off the ground in 2005 by leveraging 13
years of Internet software development experience and
a from the ground up web framework still in use by the company today.
He now leads a team of 11 engineers and oversees
product, software and infrastructure. Justin’s other projects include
linkfilter.net filter.net, an early community weblog created in 2000
which still has a small but loyal user base and JPLT an early
technology blog created in 1998. Justin is also a member of
the hacker collective NYC Resistor and is active in the tech and DIY

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  • OpenSRS
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(415) 947-6111

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(415) 947-6306

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