ORBX.js – A Downloadable HD Codec Written in JS and WebGL

ORBX.js is a JavaScript library that enables Windows, Linux or Mac OSX apps to be virtualized in the cloud and streamed to any HTML5-enabled browser, including those running on mobile devices

Really impressive stuff. In the video above Steam is being run somewhere in the cloud and streamed to the client which is Firefox. Rendering via ORBX.js and WebGL. Specs are impressive too:

25% better compression than H.264 for competitive quality, adaptive bit-rate while streaming, integer and (soon) floating point coding, better color depth, better intra-frame coding, a more parallelizable design — the list goes on.

Reminds me of a few existing ActiveX plugins for IE, such as the one by VMWare to accessing your remote machines from within the browser.

Today I Saw The Future →

(via De Wasstraat #28)