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[19]: Big picture...
by saynte on Fri 29th Mar 2013 06:33 UTC in reply to "RE[18]: Big picture..."
saynte
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Several times I said that this applied "to the quality of video as used over the web". This is more or less "default profile"


Well, which one is it now, only the profile "used on the web", or "you can always pick a higher profile" ?

How do you know what's used on the web?

Youtube recommends H264 high profile to be used, and I would assume they have decent recommendations:

http://support.google.com/youtube/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=172217...

My 2 year old phone can decode H.264 high profile, I don't think its unreasonable to use it as the representation of highest quality, that's what it is there for after all.

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