Today Mozilla released Firefox mobile, and several days ago we saw the launch of Firefox 4 (which you should absolutely download if you haven’t yet). In this latest release, Firefox has incorporated Google-supported WebM into video playback. This is exciting for a number of reasons, but may cause some head-scratching as to how to best utilize these new video capabilities.
If you are making, streaming, or encoding any kind of video content, you need your video to be viewable cross platform. As new formats are introduced, it becomes necessary to alter your encoding process to include it. Luckily, WebM is in the hands of a number of companies and developers who have already stepped up to the plate with products to help you out.
We’re one of them. Our E1000 Live Encoder is able to stream live video up to 720p in WebM, and cover almost all web browsers, media players, and mobile devices. To reach all those devices and browsers, it encodes and streams in multiple formats, not only WebM, but also H.264, MPEG-4, Ogg/Theora, and Dirac.
For developers, we’ve created our Media SDK to assist you in creating WebM-ready applications, with playback, editing, and encoding features.
And of course we also welcome inquiries from companies regarding custom development to help your products stay on the edge of web video technology while reaching the widest possible range of customers. Go ahead and contact us with your questions on how we can help best take advantage of all that WebM has to offer.