>> Who the are we?
"We're Xiph.Org" Oh, you mean us, (Monty and Greg Maxwell)
>> What has happened in the past year?
>In-browser playback, long promised, became a reality.
Firefox 3.5 shipped; HTML 5 with Ogg is a reality.
Cortado is not a stopgap, it's possibly the most capable solution right now.
Ogg Kate: Demo!
Browsers and browser plugins also starteda ctually supporting seeking properly.
> Promised encoder improvements shipped
Thusnelda shipped as Theora 1.1 with a completely refreshed sourcebase on encode and decode. Theor ano longer has any code in common with original VP3 sourcebase. That wasn't exactly a goal, just a statement of where we've gotten to.
>>> What is happening now
> Current Ogg coverage
Ogg continues to be more of a realiy than h264 (at least for web video, at least for now). Native support: Firefox market share: 31%, Chrome: 5.28% Opera: 3.3% Plugin Support: Safari (XiphQT) 5.2%, IE 6 and later (Silverlight*): ~the rest Java support: Everyone--- all the way back to Netscape 4!
(Figures From Wikipedia)
> More encoder improvements
Ptalarbvorm development underway http://svn.xiph.org/experimental/derf/theora-ptalarbvorm/
Vorbis surround optimization (development toward Ghost)
> Ogg documentation, Ogg tutorials (combating misinformation)
> Continued filter/plugin improvements
XiphQT and the DirectShow filters continue to be central to adoption/penetration. That will continue to be true for the forseeable future.
>>> What will happen in the next year
Ship Ptalarbvorm as Theora 1.2
Early Ghost demo? Some publicly visible demonstration of progress. (shipping, assuming reasearch success, is years off)
Better *documentation*. Developers, developers, developers. And artists. And everyone else too.
>>> Breakout, questions:
"How can I help?"
"Google! Everyone Panic!"