The Matroska file container-based HTML5 videos WEBM file formats are designed for are intended for non-commercial usage. The video playback of WEBM files is supported by Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and Google Chrome, however Internet Explorer 9 and Safari typically require external help (such as QuickTime) in order to watch WEBM media. As part of their trial with the HTML5 player, YouTube uses WEBM files. This file format is used for video playing by the web browser format, the YouTube app for the Nintendo Wii, Wikimedia, Skype, 4chan, and Logitech. The file container was developed by ON2, Xiph, and Matroska; nevertheless, Google adopted it and made major changes. By converting videos to WEBM, you can get the most out of this video format.
As an alternative to Google’s libvpx decoder, software like the ffvp8 decoder is capable of encoding and decoding WebM-compliant files. Multiplexing and demultiplexing are supported by Matroska’s mkvtoolnix. The LiVES video editor’s version 1.4.9 supports WEBM real-time decoding and encoding. The native VP8 decoder in MPC-HC (SVN 2071 and higher) supports WEBM video playback using FFmpeg coding, with complete decoding capability available as of MPC-HC version 1.4.2499.0. WEBM movies can also be played back on Android devices running version 2.3 (Gingerbread) and higher. With Rockchip, 1080p VO8 encoding was fully implemented in hardware in 2001.
list of programs that can open .WEBM File
- Mozilla Firefox
- Google Chrome
- Adobe Flash