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An ambitious attempt by Google to shift the Web over to a new, royalty-free video format has taken significant strides. New software has been released that can build the format into dedicated chips for cell phones and other gadgets, perhaps the most crucial step before it can displace the proprietary video format that currently dominates.

Google's video format is known as WebM. It was created by combining the preexisting audio format Vorbis with VP8, a video format that Google bought last year with the intention of making it free for all to use in WebM.

"The new hardware encoder encodes VP8, using a tiny fraction of the electricity that a general-purpose processor/CPU would use even at HD resolution," says Aki Kuusela, engineering manager of the WebM Project hardware team. "This makes them very practical for mobile and other low-power devices," he says. Without a dedicated video chip, such devices can typically muster only poor resolution.
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