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 LWN.net 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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RE: It's comparable to MP3
by ssokolow on Sun 31st Jan 2010 18:56 UTC in reply to "It's comparable to MP3"
ssokolow
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2010-01-21

Yes, but to the best of my knowledge, MP3 licenses are to be paid for encoders and decoders and only the manufacturers are liable.

MPEG LA just said that, with H.264, end users are just as liable as providers for unlicensed video fees.

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