Opera Using GStreamer, Pushing Ogg

Opera recently released an alpha of the coming 10.5 release, which includes quite a few improvements and new features. One of the things that most users probably didn’t notice is that Opera is now using the GStreamer media framework.

Even though the Opera browser isn’t open source, the company is doing some good work to push open standards. In addition to utilizing the GStreamer framework, Opera is pushing heavily for the use of Ogg formats with HTML5. Philip Jägenstedt, a core developer at Opera Software, says that the Web should be built on open standards, and that includes open video and audio codecs.

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