Linked by Brooss on Wed 23rd Mar 2011 23:14 UTC
Benchmarks A new set of x264 and vpxenc encoder benchmarks have been published. The new benchmarks address many of the concerns raised in the comments about the methodology used in the previous article, such as using SSIM for quality measurement. Theora is also included in these tests.
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RE[6]: Too little too late
by JAlexoid on Thu 24th Mar 2011 22:02 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Too little too late"
JAlexoid
Member since:
2009-05-19

you're quite naive, there's more to it than software patents ;-)

Here are non-US countries with granted patents, i'm kind of expecting you are living in one of those:

Europe: Germany, France, UK, Finland, Italy, Sweden, Belgium, Bulgaria, Liechtenstein, Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Spain, Hungary, Ireland, The Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Portugal, Slovenia
Asia: Japan, China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, India
Americas: Canada, Mexico
Australia

Source: http://www.mpegla.com/main/programs/AVC/Pages/PatentList.aspx


And I live in neither! Patent's in my country are very much explicitly forbidden. Click on my name to see where I live.
PS: Oh, and yeah. Since the my country is quite small and I personally know the PM, previous PM, head of the patent office and some important politicians(it's not that unusual in my country), I can pretty much be sure that software patents will never be legalised.

Though I am sure that hardware encoders and decoders are very much covered by patents. Software is 100% not.

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RE[7]: Too little too late
by lemur2 on Thu 24th Mar 2011 23:06 in reply to "RE[6]: Too little too late"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

And I live in neither! Patent's in my country are very much explicitly forbidden. Click on my name to see where I live. PS: Oh, and yeah. Since the my country is quite small and I personally know the PM, previous PM, head of the patent office and some important politicians(it's not that unusual in my country), I can pretty much be sure that software patents will never be legalised. Though I am sure that hardware encoders and decoders are very much covered by patents. Software is 100% not.


As a resident of Lithuania who is happily untroubled by software patents, you can still help out the rest of your fellow men and women who live in countries not so blessed by refraining to use patented proprietary technologies over the web. It is the worldwide web, after all.

This is relevant:
http://hacks.mozilla.org/2011/03/promoting-the-use-of-new-web-techn...
Promoting the use of new web technologies in Lithuania

Keynote: “Building a better web with open, new technologies”

Thanks for your consideration.

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RE[8]: Too little too late
by WereCatf on Thu 24th Mar 2011 23:33 in reply to "RE[7]: Too little too late"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

As a resident of Lithuania who is happily untroubled by software patents, you can still help out the rest of your fellow men and women who live in countries not so blessed by refraining to use patented proprietary technologies over the web. It is the worldwide web, after all.


Personally I feel hosting material -- binaries, source-code, documentation, study material etc. -- that might be of questionable legality elsewhere would be much more beneficial worldwide than just stopping to use H.264. Hosting such would benefit several people whereas refraining from using patented technology would only benefit himself, if even himself either.

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