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Host only free container format videos

Host only free container format videos like Matroska and Ogg Theora. AVI is pretty outdated, anyway.

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    AnonymousAnonymous shared this idea  ·   ·  Admin →
    planned  ·  VODOAdminVODO (Admin, VODO) responded  · 

    We will phase out Xvid shortly and are currently investigating moving to open formats only.

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      • daviddavid commented  · 

        Ogg/Theora performs pretty well on standard-definition content. Especially the latest theora 1.2-alpha "ptalarbvorm" comes with much improved encoding quality.

        As Theora becomes suboptimal at higher resolutions, you'd want to go with WebM for HD content.

        I think Vodo has some responsibility to raise awareness of patent-free codecs, as patented codecs are going to bite artists as soon as they're releasing commercially, to a greater audience.

      • whirliwhirli commented  · 

        Im not sure if its necessary to host _only_ free containers but maybe VODO should insist that the default download should always be in free containers. Maybe host those vile non-free containers as an optional download?

      • hasanhasan commented  · 

        it would be nice to see mkv and ogm available with as many videos as possible!

      • DaVinceDaVince commented  · 

        There are reasons to still use AVI, most notably many physical video players only support that format. AVI is fine to have as a last resort option.

      • Marc HolmesMarc Holmes commented  · 

        Why so drastic? why not just make converted version which use free formats?

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