Xiph.Org Foundation


Xiph.Org Foundation

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The Xiph.Org Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organizationcite web
url=http://xiph.org/donate
title=Fundraising
publisher=Xiph.org
accessdate=2008-08-25
] dedicated to producing free multimedia formats and tools. Their primary focus is on the Ogg family of formats, the most successful of which has been Vorbis, an open and patent-free audio format and codec designed to compete with the patented MP3 and AAC. Current development work is focusing on Theora, an open and patent-free video format and codec designed to compete with the patented MPEG-4, RealVideo, and Windows Media Video.

In addition to its in-house development work, the Foundation has also brought several already-existing but complementary free software projects under its aegis, most of which have a separate, active group of developers. Among these are Speex, an audio codec designed for speech, and FLAC, a lossless audio codec.

The Xiph.Org Foundation was founded by Chris Montgomery, creator of the Ogg container format. The name "Xiph" is a shortening of the original company name, Xiphophorus, named after the common swordtail, "Xiphophorus hellerii".cite web
url=http://xiph.org/xiphname
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]

The projects by Xiph.Org are listed by the Free Software Foundation as High Priority Free Software Projects.cite web
url=http://www.fsf.org/campaigns/priority.html
title=High Priority Free Software Projects
publisher=Free Software Foundation
accessdate=2008-08-25
]

Xiph.Org Foundation projects

*Ogg
**Vorbis
**Theora
**FLAC
**Speex
**Tremor
**OggPCM
**Skeleton [http://wiki.xiph.org/index.php/Ogg_Skeleton]
**RTP-container
**CMML
**CELT
*Xiph QuickTime Components
*Annodex
*cdparanoia
*XSPF
*Icecast
*Ices

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External links

* [http://www.xiph.org/ Official site]
* [http://wiki.xiph.org/ Wiki site]


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