VP9, the WebM Project's next-generation open video codec, became available on June 17, 2013. This page summarizes post-release VP9 topics of interest to the WebM community.
Last modified 2014-01-03
As of 2013-06-17, VP9 encode and decode support ships in the master branch of libvpx, and is enabled by default.
git clone https://chromium.googlesource.com/webm/libvpx cd libvpx git co master ## likely unnecessary ./configure make
Or consider an out-of-tree build, described in Build Prerequisites.
VP9 encoder options are listed in the usage output for
vpxenc, in the
section "VP9 Specific Options".
VP9 decode support was first enabled by default in Google Chrome 29 Dev channel (r206883) on 2013-06-26.
VP9 decode support was first added to Firefox Aurora ("pre-beta") nightly builds on 2013-12-06.
Experimental VP9 decode support was added to VLC in version 2.1.2.