Since the day WebM join the list of open and freely usable Web formats, video finally became a first-class citizen of the Web. That was a big deal, and the day will always be remembered in the history of the Web. At Fast Video Indexer, we’re proud to add support for WebM.
A WebM file consists of VP8 video and Vorbis audio streams, in a container based on a profile of Matroska. The project releases WebM related software under a BSD license and all users are granted a worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free patent license.
To get more control over the process you can use ffmpeg, build the reference encoder from source or install the WebM components for DirectShow filters for Windows.You can download here the WebM direct show filters and Fast video indexer.
To Google, who have invested time and money on this and who are sharing the results with others, I’d like to say well done! It’s good to see you supporting an open Web, where end users will have access to many types of content from many types of browsers.
Also, a special thanks goes to Fredrik Lonn, who has been working tirelessly to add support for WebM in Fast Video Indexer.