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Benchmarks A new set of x264 and vpxenc encoder benchmarks have been published. The new benchmarks address many of the concerns raised in the comments about the methodology used in the previous article, such as using SSIM for quality measurement. Theora is also included in these tests.
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RE[7]: Too little too late
by lemur2 on Thu 24th Mar 2011 09:09 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Too little too late"
lemur2
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"I believe that even if you let people look at your video for free, if it is a commercial video (e.g. advertising) then you must pay a license if you use h264


Can you provide a source for this?

I can't find any relevant articles via Google search.
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Actually, thinking about this a bit, and putting a lawyer-think hat on for a moment:

http://bemasc.net/wordpress/2010/02/02/no-you-cant-do-that-with-h26...

THE AVC FUNCTIONALITY IN THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED HEREIN ONLY FOR THE PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE OF A CONSUMER


... I think a lawyer would interpret this phrase as meaning that one's purchase of the program (in this case Final Cut Pro) gives the purchaser a license to use the h264 AVC functionality of program ONLY for uses which are both personal AND non-commercial.

So ... no editing of a video of your amateur basketball team or you local church choir or your school sports day ... such uses would be non-commercial but not personal.

Come to think of it ... putting any video on a social website such as facebook ... public use, not personal. Any use of h264-encoded video on the web at all really (even non-commercial uses) ... is not personal use. You are therefore not licensed.

OTOH, here is a gallery of examples of quality videos for which kind of use everyone IS fully licensed:

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/video/?video=fx4-whatsnew

Enjoy.

Edited 2011-03-24 09:16 UTC

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