webP, VP8, Skia and LiveCode

Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Fri Apr 18 10:41:43 CEST 2014


On 18/04/14 03:47, Alejandro Tejada wrote:
> on Oct 04, 2010,
> Richmmond wrote:
>
> http://code.google.com/speed/webp/download.html
> 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?
>
> http://runtime-revolution.278305.n4.nabble.com/OT-is-WebP-going-anywhere-and-if-it-is-how-will-LiveCode-cope-with-it-td2954594.html
>
> 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:
> http://mainroach.blogspot.com/2013/09/png-compression-5-simple-improvements.html
>
> 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.
>
> Al
>
>

I would vote YES for as many open source formats as is possible to be 
rolled into
Livecode.

As an awful lot of work has been done by the "open Source Community" 
[which is a slightly unfortunate
phrase, as it gives an overly optimistic view of a community], and it 
would seem churlish not to
take everything that is on offer that can extend the capabilities of 
Livecode.

Richmond.



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