Christopher "Monty" Montgomery (born June 6, 1972) is an American programmer. He is the original creator of the Ogg Free Software container format and the Vorbis audio codec and others, and the founder of The Xiph.Org Foundation, which promotes public domain multimedia codecs. He is also known as "Monty" and uses xiphmont as an online pseudonym.
A multimedia programmer, free software advocate and musician, Monty resides in the Boston area. He previously worked for Red Hat on improving the quality of the Ogg Theora format and decoders. In October 2013, he announced his almost immediate switch to Mozilla. Work on Daala will be an important part of his work there.
Montgomery was the evening keynote at the Ohio LinuxFest in September 2010.
- "xiphmont - Profile". xiphmont.livejournal.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2017-01-13.
- "Ogg Vorbis: Competition for MP3". Tonspion.
- "Interview with xiphmont". Archived from the original on 2011-06-12.
- Valin, J. M.; Terriberry, T. B.; Montgomery, C.; Maxwell, G. (2010-01-01). "A High-Quality Speech and Audio Codec With Less Than 10-ms Delay". IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing. 18 (1): 58–67. arXiv:1602.05526. doi:10.1109/TASL.2009.2023186. ISSN 1558-7916.
- Interview with Montgomery Archived 2011-07-08 at the Wayback Machine
- A fond farewell to Red Hat, an exciting hello to MozillaArchived at the Wayback Machine (archived 30 April 2017)
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- Montgomery's blog on Dreamwidth
- Open codec pioneer leaves Red Hat, joins Mozilla to work on next-generation video codec Gigaom, October 15, 2013
- Videos produced by Chris Montgomery to spread techie-level knowledge about digital media