Google Adds New VP9 Video Codec to Chromium

GMAnetwork.com reports that Google has completed defining its new video codec dubbed VP9, which it will soon use in its Chrome browser and on YouTube, a tech site reported Tuesday.

The Internet giant has even enabled the VP9 compression technology as the default in Chromium, the open-source project on which Chrome is based, The Next Web reported.
“VP9 is the successor to VP8, both of which fall under Google’s WebM project of freeing Web codecs from royalty constraints. Despite the fact that Google unveiled WebM three years ago at its I/O conference, VP8 is still rarely used when compared to H.264, today’s most popular video codec,” it said.
It said developer François Beaufort cited a Chromium code review with the description: “Remove VP9 flag, and enable VP9 support by default.”
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