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Xiph.Org Foundation

Overview: Xiph.Org Foundation is a non-profit organization that produces free multimedia formats and software tools to serve the public, developer, and business markets with the ultimate goal of bringing open source to multimedia. It focuses on the Ogg family of formats; the most successful of which has been Vorbis, an open and freely licensed 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.

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