Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Mar 2013 13:07 UTC
Multimedia, AV A few days ago, Google and the MPEG-LA announced that they had come to an agreement under which Google received a license for techniques in VP8 that may infringe upon MPEG-LA patents (note the 'if any'). Only a few days later, we learn the real reason behind Google and the MPEG-LA striking a deal, thanks to The H Open, making it clear that the MPEG-LA has lost. Big time. Update: Chris Montgomery: "The wording suggests Google paid some money to grease this along, and the agreement wording is interesting [and instructive] but make no mistake: Google won. Full stop."
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Why?
by bowkota on Sun 10th Mar 2013 15:05 UTC
bowkota
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2011-10-12

Why are we even talking about VP8 vs H.264? H.265 is coming out this year and it's well a hell of a lot better
http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/147000-h-265-standard-finalized-...

These articles about VP8 on OSnews have a similar motif to the ones on WebOS, Windows 8, the Surface and we all know how those ended up. Dare I include Google Glass in the list (since we don't(?) know the outcome yet)?

Edited 2013-03-10 15:05 UTC

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