WebM is a multimedia container format designed to provide high quality and open source compression for html 5 video. In the WebM container format, the VP8 video is used with vorbis audio. Here are some options for playing the webm media on different system.
- Convert webm to other formats
Currently, most media player doesn't support the webm video, especially if you want to play the videos on iPod and other portable player, it's better to convert the webm video to avi, mp4 or other more common file types. Here are two WebM converters that are totally free and works very fast and has an extremely easy-to-use interface. Just drag-and-drop the files you want to convert and click the Convert button.
Free WebM to AVI Converter
Free WebM to MP4 Converter
- Play webm video using VLC Player on Mac OS X
VLC 1.1.0 and its later version begins to support the WebM video format. Both Windows and Mac users can use vlc to play the webm videos on their computers.
Get VLC for Windows
Get VLC for Mac OS X
- DirectShow Filters for playing WebM on Windows
Windows does not currently support vp8 video and vorbis audio. An eay way to solve this is to download this DirectShow Filters from the Xiph Foundation. After installation, applications that use the DirectShow framework such as Windows Media Player ans Media Player Classic will be able to play WebM files.
WebM, an free opensource video format, is a third contender for the HTML5 video crown after H.264 and Theora. Developed by Google, WebM has been applied to some YouTube html5 videos. The following steps will tell you how to play YouTube WebM Video.
HTML 5 videos are supported by the most popular browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, etc, but when you open a html 5 tagged video page, you may failed to play the WebM or H.264 videos.
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