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searched for "webm" and got two unrelated threads to my question.

I am wondering how I can view Webm in safari. I looked up some extensions but didnt see anything that helped.

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Install Perian if you haven't already and see if Safari can play WebM files..

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WebM is an open format and Apple is pretty hostile to open formats (not a criticism, just an observation) so it's not really a surprise that you didn't find any answers. As of now, you need a third party plugin. Perian should support it (it does support VP8) but there's no guarantees that'll work forever since the devs ceased development.

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@Van, aren't VP8 and WebM the same thing? I'm not up on all the codecs..

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As far as I know, they're either the same or WebM is a variant. Then again, I know nothing about codecs so there's a possibility that I'm wrong, haha.

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I seem to have some vague recollections of Google buying a company that made a codec and then open sourcing or making it available freely otherwise in a different name after. I know VP8 is part of the newer versions of Android..

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Here's what Wikipedia has on WebM:
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The WebM container is based on a profile of Matroska. WebM initially supported VP8 video and Vorbis audio streams. In 2013 it was updated to accommodate VP9 video and Opus audio.

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