WebM is an audio-video format designed to provide royalty-free, open video compression for use with HTML5 video.
Software to play WebM
Native WebM is supported by Mozilla Firefox, Opera and Google Chrome. Internet Explorer 9 requires third-party WebM software. Safari for Windows and Mac OS X relies on QuickTime to play web media with a third-party plug-in installed. Media players such as VLC, Miro have announced support. Mplayer has native support for playing WebM files. Android is WebM-enabled since version 2.3-Gingerbread.
Youtube offers WebM video as part of its HTML5 player experiment. All uploaded files are encoded into WebM in 360p, 480p, 720p and 1080p resolutions. Sorenson Media's online encoding platform now supports VP8 and WebM. Skype has implemented the VP8 codec into the Skype 5.0 software.
WebM Converter is the splendid application to encode and decode WebM/VP8 files on Windows and Mac. It helps to create/encode WebM/VP8 files from various popular formats for playing directly in your web browser with HTML5 technology.
WebM/VP8 converter also supports to convert/decode WebM/VP8 video to various common video formats such as AVI, Divx, Xvid, WMV, MP4, MOV, FLV, RM, RMVB, MKV, H.264, VOB, MTS, TS, etc to transfer and play on your iPod, iPhone, iPad, PSP, PS3, Samsung/HTC/Motorola Android Phone, PC tablet, etc to watch on the move.
How to encode and decode WebM/VP8 files on Windows and Mac?
1.Input Video files.
Start WebM Converter, click top-left "Add File" icon to load videos with the program.
2.Specify output file format.
Click "Profile" drop-down list and Select "WebM Video(*.webm)" as the output format.
3.Set output video/audio quality.
Hit "Settings" to open the "Advanced Settings" window, click "simple" button to set output video size, video quality and audio quality, switch to "Advanced" button to define output video codec, size, bitrate, frame rate, aspect ratio and audio codec, bitrate, sample rate, channels, volume.
4.Convert Video to WebM/VP8 video.
Hit right-bottom round "Convert" button to start the process of encoding/creating WebM/VP8 video.