Google starts using WebM for premium content

Google has quietly started to switch some aspects of its premium content offerings to its open source WebM video format. Google's WebM product manager John Luther explained during a developer Hangout Wednesday that YouTube and Google Play video rentals are now using WebM as opposed to Flash on Samsung's Chromebooks. "We will be rolling that out on more Chrome OS devices and other platforms soon," he added.

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