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20 July 2010, 09:56

Winamp media player adds VP8/WebM support

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Winamp Logo The Nullsoft developers have announced that version 5.58 of their popular Winamp media player for Windows now includes support for WebM video. The WebM / VP8 video format is an open, royalty-free media file format for the web that was introduced by Google in May as part of its new WebM Project. The format does not require a plug-in and allows users to stream high-quality content over the internet, while having a small footprint.

Several other media players and converters have already added support for the open WebM / VP8 video format, such as the latest VLC 1.1.0 release and version 2.0 of the Miro Video Converter. Various web browsers, including Google's Chrome Dev channel, Opera 10.60 and the current development preview of Firefox 4, have also built-in support. Other WebM supporters include Adobe, Oracle, the FFmpeg project, Collabora and Skype.

More details about the release can be found in the official announcement blog post and in the change log. The 5.58 branch of Winamp is available to download for Windows.

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