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WEBM file format

File extension
.webm
File category
Description
Like the MKV file extension, the WEBM royalty-free extension is developed by various online parties such as Google, it is a freeware offering streaming of online video content and it was first developed in 2010. By using the HTML5 version of YouTube one can watch video encoded in WEBM.
Technical details
Encoding and decoding in open source WEBM video format is possible while using the ffvp8 software or libvpx from the Google support. When it comes to the Android support a version of 2.3 (Gingerbread) and above allowing playback of WEBM format can be used for encoding and decoding. Back in 2001 using Rockchip a full hardware implementation of 1080p VO8 encoding was made possible. The video element of the file is encoded using VP8 video codec and the audio element of the file is encoded using the Vorbis audio codec. It provides open video compression for HTML5 videos and most major web browsers support WebM as a part of HTML5 video delivery. Although some programmes like Quicktime and browsers like Internet Explorer and safari do not have native support for WebM. Fortunately, the Google WebM Project Team released plugins for Internet Explorer and Safari in 2011 to allow playback of WebM files through the standard HTML5
Programs
Google Chrome
Opera
QuickTime
Main program
Mozilla Firefox
Developer
Google
MIME type
video/webm
audio/webm