Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Mar 2010 21:59 UTC
Multimedia, AV "A lot of commercial software comes with H.264 encoders and decoders, and some computers arrive with this software preinstalled. This leads a lot of people to believe that they can legally view and create H.264 videos for whatever purpose they like. Unfortunately for them, it ain't so."
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H.264 is covered by 900 software patents!
by ciaran on Tue 2nd Mar 2010 17:15 UTC
ciaran
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2006-11-27

Audio-video is probably the biggest mess that software patents make, and H.264 wears the crown for "worst of the worst". Here's my collection of info on it:

http://en.swpat.org/wiki/MPEG_video_formats

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