Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Feb 2010 00:12 UTC
Multimedia, AV We've got news from the MPEG-LA, regarding any possible H264 license changes they might institute at the end of this year. More specifically, they've put out a press release stating that they will not change one specific aspect of the license that governs the AVC Patent Portfolio (to which h264 belongs): MPEG-LA will not collect royalties for internet video that is free to end users. The press release is highly confusing, so let's de-construct what's going on here.
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I vote for...
by NathanHill on Thu 4th Feb 2010 15:08 UTC
NathanHill
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2006-10-06

Whatever is the best option right now.

For me, that sounds like h264, as Theora keeps being described as "almost" or "just/about as good". The good thing is that something better is going to come along in a year or two, and then we can reevaluate and jump to the next best option.

If it's open source... if it's costly... if it's written in Basic, no one cares, as long as it's awesome.

h264 is awesome.

Edited 2010-02-04 15:08 UTC

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RE: I vote for...
by rub3nmv on Thu 4th Feb 2010 15:51 in reply to "I vote for..."
rub3nmv Member since:
2009-07-27

I don't care if it's "almost as good", I care if it's good enough and free, so Theora the best option right now.

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