The latest version of our media player, Winamp 5.58 now officially supports WebM video. What is WebM video you ask? WebM is an open, royalty-free, media file format designed for the web.
WebM video files play directly in your media player or web browser using a new technology called HTML5. No plug-ins are required, but you must install a web browser, or use a media player such as Winamp 5.58 (or later), that supports WebM.
Benefits of WebM:
- Very high quality video
- Great video playback performance, even on older computers
- 100% free and open to everyone
- Supported on popular video sites like YouTube
WebM's file structure is based on the Matroska container. WebM defines the file container structure, video and audio formats. The video streams are compressed with the VP8 video codec, while the audio streams are compressed with Vorbis audio codec.
For more information on WebM and a list of supported web broswers, visit the WebM Project site. Or visit the WebM Supporters page for a list of organization (both Software & Hardware) that are committed to supporting WebM. For detailed questions & answers, visit the WebM FAQ.
We are excited to be one of the early supporters of the WebM project. And will continually improve & enhance our feature set so that Winamp will remain, The Ultimate Media Player! Lean more about the latest Winamp 5.58 release.
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