Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 12th Dec 2007 05:56 UTC
Benchmarks A lot was said lately about the Vorbis/Theora vs h.264/AAC situation on the draft of the HTML5. As some of you know, video is my main hobby these days (I care not about operating systems anymore), so I have gain some experience on the field lately, and at the same time this has made me more demanding about video quality. Read on for a head to head test: OGG Theora/Vorbis vs MP4 h.264/AAC. Yup, with videos. And pictures.
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h.264 standard
by jimveta on Thu 13th Dec 2007 09:13 UTC
jimveta
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2006-09-21

While I can see how patent licensing would apply for closed standards like WMV, what I don't get is how it applies in this case.

h.264 IS an open ISO standard AFAIK:
http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=73022
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H.264

IANAL but I though patents applied to processes/methods/algorithms and not to specifications themselves, for which there are many ways of implementing them.
e.g. you can't have a patent that just covers a house of a certain dimension/appearance, but you can patent specific methods involved in its construction.

Edited 2007-12-13 09:16

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