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The tired GIF gets a modern-day makeover

Imgur's new GIFV format means animated images load faster, look better and play when shared on social networks. Will the 1987-era GIF format finally fade from use?

By October 9, 2014

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Google's Web-video ambitions bump into hard reality

The company's technical prowess and free VP9 licensing haven't been enough to dent the fortunes of rival compression format HEVC. But Google's already moving on to VP10.

By September 12, 2014

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Make gifs out of any YouTube video

GifYouTube is a website that allows you to easily edit YouTube videos to make gifs up to 10 seconds long.

By August 18, 2014

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Firefox 28 aims for easier media playback

Next-generation, plug-in-free media playback support is the keystone of Firefox 28 for desktops and Android. Meanwhile, it's a hard day for the 1,000 or so people using Firefox in Windows Metro.

By March 18, 2014

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Google's WebM patent pals agree to share

This post initially misstated the initiative's relation to the WebP effort for still images. The Google initiative is about WebM video technology, not its related WebP effort.

By April 25, 2011

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Google's WebM patent pals agree to share

Seventeen allies agree not to sue each other over WebM-related video encoding patents. Google wants to enlist more to counter MPEG LA's royalty efforts.

By April 25, 2011

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Google releases WebM video plug-in for IE9

Just as Microsoft releases a new browser that can play H.264 Web video, Google releases a plug-in to let it play its own preferred format.

By March 15, 2011

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CES: Rockchip gives Google's WebM a hardware boost

Google's royalty-free video technology gets some support with a new mobile processor from Chinese chip designer Rockchip.

By January 7, 2011

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Blink leaders reject animated WebP images in Chrome, for now

The leaders of Google's browser engine project conclude they won't support the animated version of Google's own new image format until performance concerns are resolved.

By July 16, 2013

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Google's VP9 video codec nearly done; YouTube will use it

One of the biggest video sites on the Net will use Google's next-generation video compression technology after it's fully defined on June 17.

By May 10, 2013