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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RE[2]: Thom you are wrong.
by zima on Sun 17th Mar 2013 23:58 UTC in reply to "RE: Thom you are wrong."
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since mobiles and hand-helds are rarely used to encode video

"Mobiles and hand-helds" are routinely used to encode video, that's what happens when you record it. Funny how you overlook something so obvious, apparently to convince yourself that webm is in better situation than it really is...

And Qualcomm is the guerilla in the room, what they do has wide repercussions.

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