webP, VP8, Skia and LiveCode

Alejandro Tejada capellan2000 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 17 20:47:31 EDT 2014

on Oct 04, 2010,
Richmmond wrote:

Is this just Google trying to extend its imperialistic influence 
even further, or is this s serious competitor up against 
PNG and GIF? 
Is RunRev/LiveCode going to be able to import and export WebP 
in a future recension? 


Hi All,

After reading a lot about Hypermedia, Multimedia and Multi-platform
development, I found myself thinking about font metrics and
image formats. Each one of us have found these issues in
the most unexpected moment: text that is too large or too
small for it's container... images too light or too dark.

Then, I though, Why not use high resolution png (300 dpi)
instead of fields with text?

File size. Compressed png file size. That would be
a big problem.

Eventually, I found this article that actually recommends to use webP:

and the next logical though is: 
Given that Skia is supported by Google, just like VP8 and webP...
How long would take for RunRev to add support for both
image and video file formats in LiveCode?

If there is an open debate, I vote YES to include both open 
source formats among the media used inside LiveCode stacks.


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