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January 22, 2014: libVorbis 1.3.4 released

The Xiph.org Foundation announces a new release of libvorbis... (read on)

December 5, 2013: Opus 1.1 released

Xiph.Org is pleased to announce the release of Opus 1.1 after two years of development. (read on)

February 23, 2013: Digital Show & Tell released

Xiph.Org is pleased to announce that we've completed _Digital Show & Tell_, our second major video on digital media. (read on)

September 11, 2012: Opus audio codec now RFC 6716; Opus 1.0.1 reference released

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has announced that Opus is now RFC 6716... (read on)

February 3, 2012: libVorbis 1.3.3 released

The Xiph.org Foundation announces a new release of libvorbis... (read on)

June 14, 2011: Xiph.Org Comments for the Federal Trade Commission Patent Standards Workshop

Xiph.Org makes public its comment submission to the FTC Workshop on Standard-Setting Issues, Project No. P111204 (complete document)

April 25, 2011: WebM Community Cross-License Announced

The WebM Project announces the WebM Community Cross-License initiative... (read on)

February 21, 2011: libao 1.1.0 released

The Xiph.org Foundation announces a new release of libao... (read on)

December 7, 2010: libOgg 1.2.2 released

The Xiph.org Foundation announces a new release of libogg... (read on)

November 1, 2010: libOgg 1.2.1 and libVorbis 1.3.2 released

The Xiph.org Foundation announces a new release of libogg and libvorbis... (read on)

September 23, 2010: Xiph.Org announces its first documentary video production: "A Digital Media Primer for Geeks"

"A Digital Media Primer For Geeks" is the first video from Xiph.Org, presenting the technical foundations of modern digital media via a half-hour firehose of information... (read on)

May 19, 2010: Xiph.Org announces participation in WebM project

The Xiph.Org Foundation is pleased to announce its support of the WebM open media project as a project launch partner.... (read on)

March 26, 2010: libao 1.0.0, libVorbis 1.3.1, and vorbis-tools 1.4.0 released

The Xiph.org Foundation announces a coordinated release of ao, vorbis and vorbis-tools... (read on)

March 25, 2010: libOgg 1.2.0 released

The Xiph.org Foundation announces libOgg 1.2.0... (read on)

July 28, 2009: Xiph.Org Supporting IETF Royalty Free Codecs BoF

The Xiph.Org Foundation is attends IETF75 in support of the Royalty Free Codecs BoF and proped Working group... (read more about how you can help)

July 10, 2009: libVorbis 1.2.3 released

The Xiph.org Foundation announces libVorbis 1.2.3... (read on about libVorbis)

June 24, 2009: libogg 1.1.4 and libVorbis 1.2.2 released

The Xiph.org Foundation announces full release of libogg 1.1.4 and libVorbis 1.2.2... (read on about libOgg) (and on about libVorbis)

June 4, 2009: libVorbis 1.2.2 release candidate announced

The Xiph.org Foundation announces a release candidate of libVorbis 1.2.2... (read on)

June 4, 2009: libOgg 1.1.4 release candidate announced

The Xiph.org Foundation announces a release candidate of libOgg 1.1.4... (read on)

May 26, 2009: libTheora 1.1 alpha 2: Second prerelease

The Xiph.org Foundation announces the second alpha release of libTheora 1.1 including the next-generation 'Thusnelda' video encoder... (read on)

March 27, 2009: libTheora 1.1 alpha: Next generation 'Thusnelda' encoder

The Xiph.org Foundation announces an alpha release of libTheora 1.1 including our long-discussed next-generation 'Thusnelda' video encoder... (read on)

November 3, 2008: libTheora 1.0 released

The Xiph.org Foundation announces the 1.0 release of the libtheora reference encoder and decoder libraries.... (read on)

December 31, 2007: A Balance of 2007

A retrospective of the year 2007 and the many changes that happened in the Xiph.Org Foundation, including major updates to all core projects. ...(read on)

December 12, 2007: Xiph.Org Statement Regarding the HTML5 Draft and the Ogg Codec Set

Ogg provides a baseline of fully unencumbered, fully open, fully documented, fully royalty-free codecs that are lighter-weight than the contemporary encumbered solutions while offering comparable or superior performance. Ogg is not fantasy or vapourware. It is widely deployed, tested, and reviewed. Ogg has already stood the test of time. ... (read on)

December 6, 2004: Fluendo funds Xiph.org for Vorbis and Theora RTP specifications

Fluendo is taking another step towards being able to offer the world high-quality streaming using standard royalty-free formats. By giving content producers and software makers the opportunity to use the popular Vorbis and Theora formats together with the IETF-standardized Real Time Protocol, reach and use of these formats will be increased even further. ... (read on)

April 17, 2003: Emmett Plant Exits as Xiph.Org CEO

The Xiph.Org Foundation today announced the termination of its contracting relationship with Emmett Plant. He served as acting CEO since May 2002, working to build relationships with certain strategic partners in order to further the Foundation's efforts. ... (read on)

24 March, 2003: Speex Goes 1.0; Xiph.Org now a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization

After a year of development, Speex has finally hit the big-time and gone to version 1.0. Speex is a CELP-based free and open audio compression codec specifically tuned to compress human speech at bitrates ranging from 2 to 44 kbps. The bitstream and API are now officially frozen. ...(read on)

January 29, 2003: FLAC Joins Xiph.Org

Many moons ago, the Ogg project started with a codec called ‘Squish.’ Squish was an attempt to build a royalty-free lossless audio codec. Someone had a trademark on the word ‘Squish,’ so the name was changed to ‘Ogg Squish.’ This was an extremely minor setback, but there was another obstacle to the project on the horizon. ... (read on)