OMS Video

OMS Video is an open, royalty-free video compression specification under development by Sun Microsystems's Open Media Commons as part of the Open Media Stack. It defines a video decoder and the associated bitstream syntax.[1] It is intended for delivery, storage and playback of video streams.

It was announced on April 11, 2008. The latest version of OMS Video Specification is 0.91, released on June 9, 2009.[1]

OMS Video design

OMS Video is based on an updated version of the H.261 codec as some of the patents on it have now expired.[2] Vorbis is planned for use as the audio codec.[3]

See also


  1. 1 2 "Open Media Stack Video Specifications". Open Media Commons. 2009-06-09. Retrieved 2009-08-30.
  2. Nathan Willis (2008-08-22). "Sun's OMS Video codec project is a means to an end". Retrieved 2009-08-30.
  3. Robert Glidden (2008-04-11). "OMS Video, A Project of Sun's Open Media Commons Initiative". Retrieved 2009-08-30.

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