Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 10th Mar 2013 13:07 UTC
Multimedia, AV A few days ago, Google and the MPEG-LA announced that they had come to an agreement under which Google received a license for techniques in VP8 that may infringe upon MPEG-LA patents (note the 'if any'). Only a few days later, we learn the real reason behind Google and the MPEG-LA striking a deal, thanks to The H Open, making it clear that the MPEG-LA has lost. Big time. Update: Chris Montgomery: "The wording suggests Google paid some money to grease this along, and the agreement wording is interesting [and instructive] but make no mistake: Google won. Full stop."
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RE[3]: A basic question
by Alfman on Mon 11th Mar 2013 20:19 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: A basic question"
Alfman
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2011-01-28

Tony Swash,

"Why and how? Again I am not looking to argue about the rights and wrongs of this issue but I am interested in the practical consequences for end users and I can't really see what sort of content iOS users, say, are not getting access to by not utilising VP8..."

Isn't this a rewording of your original question? I'm sorry but I still don't know of a list. And because I use VLC as my video software, I can play just about all media without even taking notice of what codec it uses. It just works.


I see a lot of products designed to help iOS users transcode videos for their ipads, so it would seem there are at least some iOS users who are not content that their ipads don't allow them to play webm content.

http://www.anymp4.com/video-converter/how-to-convert-webm-video-to-...

http://www.webmediaconverter.com/convert-webm-to-ipad.html

http://www.techisky.com/how-to/convert-webm-to-iphone-ipad-ipod.htm...

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