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The WebM project has just delivered their first release of libvpx (codename: "Aylesbury"), the SDK for the VP8 open source video codec.  The VP8 codec was open sourced at Google I/O this year and combined with Ogg Vorbis (an open audio codec) to form the first fully open source web video package with performance comparable to H.264.  Since May, when the announcement was made, the WebM developer community has given libvpx a 20%-40% (28% avg.) increase in decoder speed.

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