Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Apr 2011 09:20 UTC
Google The revolution has begun! Web video will be freed from the shackles of the MPEG-LA and the dreaded claws of patents and incomprehensible licenses! Sorry, I got a little carried away there. Anywho, YouTube has announced all new videos uploaded to the site will be transcoded into WebM, and that the most important part of the site's catalogue is already available in WebM.
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Bill Shooter of Bul
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They're coming.

It's not like webm isn't covered by patents

Which patents are those, and more importantly, are they held by anyone other than Google? Without specific patents, its a bit-o-FUD.

patents don't last forever.

If I can use a patent, without paying a license fee I have no problem with it. But If I do have to pay, then well the amount of time the patent lasts very much does matter. Its like saying you pay taxes only while you're alive.

I'm willing to bet that there will be broad hardware support for WebM before there the patents will expire on h264.

Edited 2011-04-21 21:31 UTC

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