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On2 releases VP6 codec

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 12 May 2003 15:40

On2 Technologies have released a latest version of their video codec, called VP6. VP6 is, according to On2, 40% better in terms of video quality than its predecessor VP5.
On2 became famous (well at least in digital video scene) in last year, when they donated their older video codec, VP3, to Xiph.org (the organization that controls various audio/video projects, most notably Ogg Vorbis). Xiph.org is implementing the VP3 in its multimedia solution, dubbed as Ogg Theora.

It remains to be seen, when the first independent video quality tests appear, how well VP6 can compete with the latest breed of MPEG-4 encoders, such as XviD.

More information:

On2 Technologies press release
InternetNews.com

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