Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Mar 2013 21:09 UTC
Legal Late last week, Nokia dropped what many consider to be a bomb on the WebM project: a list of patents that VP8 supposedly infringes in the form of an IETF IPR declaration. The list has made the rounds around the web, often reported as proof that VP8 infringes upon Nokia's patents. All this stuff rang a bell. Haven't we been here before? Yup, we have, with another open source codec called Opus. Qualcomm and Huawei made the same claims as Nokia did, but they turned out to be complete bogus. As it turns out, this is standard practice in the dirty business of the patent licensing industry.
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RE: Big picture...
by bowkota on Tue 26th Mar 2013 09:09 UTC in reply to "Big picture..."
bowkota
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2011-10-12

here's a bigger picture for you.

VP8 is and has been inferior to H.264 in every single way. Performance, power savings, adoption, you name it.

Moving forward, H265 and VP9 will turn out the same.
Have a look at the amount of info on each one of them.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VP9
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Efficiency_Video_Coding

Good thing VP9 is "open". Look at the endless amount of information on it and the wide spread adoption. Oh no wait, thats H.265 !

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