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[11]: Big picture...
by saynte on Wed 27th Mar 2013 12:27 UTC in reply to "RE[10]: Big picture..."
saynte
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Yeah, I noticed it was PSNR as well, which I had heard (although I am not directly knowledgeable about it) that if one optimizes strictly for it, it can prefer some "blurriness" in the output image. I thought SSIM had been proposed to compensate for that deficiency(?).

In any case, I think we generally conclude that we have at least two options (x264 and the VP8 encoders) which have both acceptable output.

Play time over, back to work for me ;) .

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