[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Google WebP support

Mike Melanson mike
Fri Oct 1 01:57:07 CEST 2010

On 09/30/2010 04:48 PM, Jason Garrett-Glaser wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 3:52 PM, Mike Melanson<mike at multimedia.cx>  wrote:
>> Google released a new image format called WebP. It's basically a VP8 golden
>> frame wrapped with a 20-byte header. Attached is a first pass at support.
>> Here is a ready-made sample:
>> http://samples.mplayerhq.hu/image-samples/webp/
> Should we really support every single arbitrary file format released
> by everyone, even if it isn't actually used by anyone for anything?

That has pretty much been our M.O. for a decade now. :)

> Mozilla has already rejected WebP.  I suspect this is going to be dead
> on arrival.

Again, when has that ever stopped us?

BTW, I'm with you-- I see this as little more than another nerdy little 
Google science project; another solution without a problem. But it 
wasn't too much trouble to hack together support (which was probably 
something that drove WebP in the first place).

     -Mike Melanson

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