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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RE: Greed
by kriston on Wed 3rd Mar 2010 14:10 UTC in reply to "Greed"
kriston
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2007-04-11

Iskios gets the nod for best use of a pun ever on OSNews.

In other forums people say to use "xvid" because it's FOSS, but it's free as in beer, not free as in speech. The methods used for H.264 encoding and decoding are encumbered by patents and they are not free.

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