Linked by Kroc Camen on Thu 29th Apr 2010 23:04 UTC
Internet Explorer I am almost flabbergasted by the spin and blunt-face upon which this news is delivered. We were just discussing the pot calling the kettle black with Apple / Adobe and now Microsoft have also come out in favour of a closed video format for an open web--IE9's HTML5 video support will allow H264 only. Update Now that the initial shock is over, I've rewritten the article to actually represent news rather than something on Twitter.
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RE: When do H.264 patents expire?
by Timmmm on Fri 30th Apr 2010 09:00 UTC in reply to "When do H.264 patents expire?"
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I think it is around 2023. There's a list somewhere.

Still, I'm very much in favour of just ignoring the patents. H.264 is sufficiently better and more widely used than any alternatives that the patent issues don't really bother me.

After all, MP3 and DVD support pose similar legal problems which have been effectively solved in Linux - you can just download a plugin.

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