Today Dailymotion, one of the world’s largest video sites, announced support for open video. They’ve put out a press release, a blog post on the new openvideo site as well as a demo site where you can see some of the things that you can do with open video and Firefox 3.5. They are automatically transcoding all of the content that their Motion Makers and Official Users create and expect to have around 300,000 videos transcoded into the open Ogg Theora and Vorbis formats. You can view the site they have up at openvideo.dailymotion.com.
Standing on the twin pillars of the HTML5 video API and royalty-free codecs, the movement to bring open video to the web is well underway. Dailymotion, along with Wikipedia and the Internet Archive, have all committed to start serving up open video. The free encoders are getting better and better over time and we’re starting to see more interest in the technologies.
“Video is a vital part of the online experience. At Mozilla, we view the support of open, non-proprietary video standards as key to the overall health of the Web.
Dailymotion’s strong support for open video helps move the web forward.”
said Paul Kim, VP of Marketing, Mozilla.
Dailymotion, Mozilla and a large number of other partners will be at the Open Video Conference on June 19th and 20th. If you’re interested in talking with us you might want to come down to the conference and learn what’s happening with video on the web.
Source: Christopher Blizzard