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 improvements
- Cortado is not a stopgap, it's possibly the most capable solution right now.
- Ogg Kate: Demo!
- Browsers and browser plugins also started actually supporting seeking
Promised encoder improvements shipped
Thusnelda shipped as Theora 1.1 with a completely refreshed sourcebase on encode and decode. Theora no 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!
(Share figures From Wikimedia)
More encoder improvements
- Ptalarbvorm development underway 
- 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 research success, is years off)
- Better *documentation*. Developers, developers, developers. And
artists. And everyone else too.
- "How can I help?" http://wiki.xiph.org/How_to_help
- "Implementation questions"
- "Usage questions"
- "Google! Everyone Panic!"