Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 31st Jan 2010 14:20 UTC, submitted by lemur2
Internet & Networking Despite the recent interest in adopting HTML5's video tag, there is still one major problem: there is no mandated standard video codec for the video tag. The two main contestants are the proprietary and patended h264, and the open and free Theora. In a comment on an LWN.net article about this problematic situation, LWN reader Trelane posted an email exchange he had with MPEG-LA, which should further cement Theora as the obvious choice.
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RE[2]: Correction
by axilmar on Mon 1st Feb 2010 13:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Correction"
axilmar
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2006-03-20

The technical problems with Theora are solvable. The licensing problems with h.264 are not solvable. Seems like a simple choice to me.


So why isn't there demand to change the patents of h.264?

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RE[3]: Correction
by cerbie on Tue 2nd Feb 2010 19:35 in reply to "RE[2]: Correction"
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2006-01-02

Patents != licensing. There are many formats with current patents that are not licensed the way MPEG LA is proposing licensing H.264.

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