webm The WebM extension is an HTML5 standard for distributing and viewing videos over the web. WebM is primarily designed for use on the web using the HTML5 tags <video> </video>. Its design is based on the Matroska container, video compression in the WebM file format is often done with VP8-enabled technology. WebM is a high quality, open-source, standard video format which lets users play videos on the web. It is specifically catered for video playback on the web and in web browsers. A unique aspect about the WebM extension is that it adapts to various bandwidths, processing environments, and is used over a wide range of media playing devices. The audio compression technology used in the WebM file extension is known as the OGG Vorbis Compression.
ogg The OGG file format and .ogg file extension refer to the open source container format developed and maintained by the Xiph.Org Foundation. The format has been in development since the early 90's and initially was designed as an open format for audio compression. Later iterations has seen the format revised into a full audio and video container format with compression codec support of different standards. OGG can be used both in compressed or uncompressed ways and is compatible with different lossy and lossless codecs both for audio and for video. Text can also be added into OGG files as an overlay, all packaged within a single file.