The new MPEG4 Part 10 spec, which will be the next best thing since sliced DivX, etc. You get the idea. Still, it might be the nearest useful way to get broadband VOD that really scales, or even some decent mobile content...
- Mark Pilgrim's podencoder, a character-building exercise on encoding iPod video.
- x264, used by VideoLAN.
- hdot264 - still pre-alpha. There seem to be patches for mplayer to read this, but until the AVI/AVC container wars are settled, it's going to be unfit for general consumption.
- Apple Tiger Preview