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: Thom you are wrong.
by Valhalla on Tue 12th Mar 2013 23:05 UTC in reply to "Thom you are wrong."
Valhalla
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2006-01-24


Sorry WebM loses out on performance and nobody is building any chips to accelerate it.

Amongst the manufacturers who are implementing webm hardware acceleration we find: AMD, ARM, Broadcomm, NVidia, Qualcomm, Texas Instruments, with Intel looking to adopt it for their 'tv chips'. You call this 'nobody'???


It pretty much irrelevant whether he is a troll or not. h264 is here to stay.

Of course it is, same goes for webm. It's not one or the other, same will be true for h.265/VP9.

However, the huge advantage with webm is that it can be the HTML5 video codec standard, something h.264 or h.265 could never be as in order to be a HTML5 standard (and thus mandatory to implement for compliance) it has to be royalty free.

With vp8 we have a codec which is close to h.264 in quality, is free to use and implement everywhere (including hardware, which is why the aforementioned hardware support will most likely keep increasing at a rapid pace).

Not only that, it is also developed with alot of effort placed into low-latency real time performance which makes it extremely suitable for RTC (real time communication) on the web as proven by the WebRTC project used by Chrome, Mozilla and Opera. One which seems likely to be made the web RTC standard by w3c.

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