YouTube is starting to encode videos in WebM format

YouTube is starting to encode videos in WebM format

An important step is finally being taken on the Internet to extend the open source video format WebM, and how could it be otherwise, it has come from the hand of YouTube, which affirms from its blog that the videos that from now uploaded, they will be encoded also to this video format. But this is only the beginning, since YouTube affirms that it is also working on converting all the videos in its catalog to this new format, although the logical thing is that it will take time to see it due to the dimension that this decision will cover due to the number of videos uploaded. for 6 years, which is hard work that takes your time. For this, in peak working hours, they will give priority to the new videos that are uploaded, although in hours of low activity, the previously uploaded videos will be encoded, currently having 30% of their catalog encoded to this new format. It is undoubtedly an important step, although they will continue to support the h.264 codec, in addition to continuing to work on their HTML5 player, although YouTube’s vision is to be able to offer its video catalog in the future that can be played on any device and on any operating system without any complications. Goes: YouTube Blog