Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 31st Jan 2010 14:20 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Internet & Networking Despite the recent interest in adopting HTML5's video tag, there is still one major problem: there is no mandated standard video codec for the video tag. The two main contestants are the proprietary and patended h264, and the open and free Theora. In a comment on an article about this problematic situation, LWN reader Trelane posted an email exchange he had with MPEG-LA, which should further cement Theora as the obvious choice.
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Patently absurd
by Lazarus on Sun 31st Jan 2010 15:49 UTC
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"but where a royalty has not been paid, such a product remains unlicensed and any downstream users/distributors would have liability."

Yeah, not problematic at all. Class act that MPEG-LA.

And on a related note, screw you Apple and anyone else for trying to get this horrendously expensive proprietary shit in an open standard.

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