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Opera 10.6 “First Browser Plays WebM Videos” – Google Chrome 6 Dev Channel and Firefox 4 beta follows

Opera 10.6, becomes the first stable browser that plays “WebM” videos. Opera added support for many HTML5 features (geolocation, Web workers, offline storage), has improved JavaScript performance. Other browsers that include support for WebM videos: Google Chrome 6 Dev Channel and the upcoming Firefox 4 beta.

WebM Demo – Niagara Falls in 1080p HD:

Even if HTML5 and WebM are important for Google, YouTube takes a pragmatic approach. YouTube says “that browsers need to improve the native video support and provide features like robust streaming, content protection, fullscreen video, camera and microphone access.”

Te best source of WebM videos is YouTube, first you join the HTML5 experiment. Then you can restrict YouTube search results to WebM videos, by clicking on “Search options” and selecting “WebM”.

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