Sunday, July 22, 2012

Firefox 15 beta boasts support for Opus audio format, reduces add-on memory leaks

If you love your browser extensions, but can't stand the memory it takes up (referring to memory leaks)? Well, Firefox users will have something to look forward to in the next upcoming Firefox release.

According to Mozilla's Hacks blog, the browser's latest beta should patch up the majority of memory leaks gushing from Firefox add-ons.

In addition is the beta's support for Opus, a free audio format partially supported by Mozilla. The firm hopes competing browsers will pick up the format as well, calling it "as good or better than basically all existing lossy codecs." The blog makes quite a case for the format, citing tests and bitrate information, going as far as giving instructions on embedding Opus players in web pages.

You can find out more information at the source links.

Source: Mozilla Hacks (1) (2)