For details on the new AdobeWebM plug-in -- and more -- see WebM and HEVC in Premiere and After Effects at PVC.
WebM since pay per or subscription video using h.264 will eventually require a license fee if you ship many units over 12 minutes. The official WebM Project has a list of tools that encode to the WebM container, but here are some additional highlights:
- SUPER now installs
spyware and must be avoided in 2013 (OpenCandy in the guise of browser
toolbar, even if you choose not to install it). ***WAS:
the Windows freeware GUI frontend, seems to have implemented the FFMEG patch. Super is quirky but packed with features and easy to use, though you may wonder why it wants to call home surreptitiously.
- The rest of the GUIs for FFMPEG are bound to follow. If you must have command line control, see Encoding WebM Video with ffmpeg Dive Into HTML5 by Mark Pilgram.
- A QuickTime component is in early development.
- Andy Beach posted a video on Using WebM in Episode 6.
- Jan Ozer surveyed the scene last month in How to Encode to WebM. He later posted a video, WebM Encoding Tools: Five Popular Encoders Compared.