commanderW - 11:20 am on Oct 1, 2010 (gmt 0)
Looks like WebP is a single frame version of WebM. Both using VP8. This means that an editor might be able to work on both an image and video. That would be neat -images, animations, and videos all from a single file format. I believe Google could do it successfully. As a web design format this could be great. (Definitely needs an alpha channel to be of any substantial value for web design.)
t occurs to me that this won't be attractive until IE6 and 7 really are history. How could anyone do a page now, using WebP, if IE7 can't read it?
I see where ffmpeg has already got VP8 support, and so VLC and MPlayer will have it. [x264dev.multimedia.cx ]
Seems like recent builds of Firefox, Opera and Chrome already support it
Personally, I won't get excited until GIMP can edit a WebP file. ( couldn't find anything at all googling for 'WebP GIMP', 'VP8 GIMP' or 'VPX GIMP' though.)