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WPD 534: Cisco’s royalty-free next-gen video codec, new features in Firefox 40, Ogg playback in Safari and IE

  • News

    • Cisco is developing a next-gen video codec that “evolves to work around patents”, @………’s post
      • “Unfortunately, the patent licensing situation for H.265 has recently taken a turn for the worse. […] These licensing terms [prevent] usage of H.265 in any kind of open source or freely distributed software application, such as web browsers.”
  • Posts

    • @……… outlines some of the new features in Firefox 40, post w/ gifs
    • Extracting values from objects in function parameters with ES6 destructuring, @………’s post
  • Demos

    • An infield information button (for form fields that ask for unexpected personal data), post w/ screen
  • Opinion

    • @………: “The ethics of modern web ad-blocking”, post

  • Other

    • @……… (ESET) analyzes the JavaScript program used for the recent 0-day attack on Firefox, post
    • Wikipedia has started using ogv.js (repo) for Ogg playback in Safari and IE/Edge (screen), source

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