Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 12th Dec 2007 05:56 UTC
Benchmarks A lot was said lately about the Vorbis/Theora vs h.264/AAC situation on the draft of the HTML5. As some of you know, video is my main hobby these days (I care not about operating systems anymore), so I have gain some experience on the field lately, and at the same time this has made me more demanding about video quality. Read on for a head to head test: OGG Theora/Vorbis vs MP4 h.264/AAC. Yup, with videos. And pictures.
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Has anybody realized...
by madcrow on Wed 12th Dec 2007 13:26 UTC
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That H.264 will be patent-unencumbered by the 2015-2020 timeframe envisioned for the rollout of HTML5. All the relevant patents were filed in the late 1980s through the mid 1990s. A few have already expired. Thus, if you figure the HTML5 isn't really likely to come online until the mid-2010s at the very earliest, chances are that MPEG-4 will be patent-free by the time it's officially embedded into any "final" internet standard.

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