Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Mar 2013 21:09 UTC
Legal Late last week, Nokia dropped what many consider to be a bomb on the WebM project: a list of patents that VP8 supposedly infringes in the form of an IETF IPR declaration. The list has made the rounds around the web, often reported as proof that VP8 infringes upon Nokia's patents. All this stuff rang a bell. Haven't we been here before? Yup, we have, with another open source codec called Opus. Qualcomm and Huawei made the same claims as Nokia did, but they turned out to be complete bogus. As it turns out, this is standard practice in the dirty business of the patent licensing industry.
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RE[13]: Big picture...
by lucas_maximus on Wed 27th Mar 2013 12:40 UTC in reply to "RE[12]: Big picture..."
lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

After this I am out arguing with you.

THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR STREAMING DATA WITH H264. SO THERE IS NO COST UNLESS YOU ARE MAKING THINGS THAT ENCODE OR DECODE. This has nothing to do with the specification.

I don't care about in my line of work about some fringe user case that doesn't visit the site I work for.

You just want things to be open because they must be.

And I am out of this.

Edited 2013-03-27 12:51 UTC

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RE[14]: Big picture...
by Radio on Wed 27th Mar 2013 14:29 in reply to "RE[13]: Big picture..."
Radio Member since:
2009-06-20


THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR STREAMING DATA WITH H264.

THERE.
IS.
AND YOU SAID IT YOURSELF:
Only after 100000 views and over 12 minutes long.


And you got the cost completely wrong, BY A FACTOR OF TEN, as galvanash has shown.

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RE[15]: Big picture...
by lucas_maximus on Wed 27th Mar 2013 15:28 in reply to "RE[14]: Big picture..."
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

There isn't a cost.

Why don't you actually read?

That last part — about the fee structure for internet broadcasts — has already been amended. The MPEG-LA recently announced that internet streaming would not be charged. That does not mean that H.264 is royalty-free for all users. In particular, encoders (like the one that processes video uploaded to YouTube) and decoders (like the one included in Microsoft Internet Explorer 9) are still subject to licensing fees.


http://diveintohtml5.info/video.html#licensing

You are wrong.

Edited 2013-03-27 15:32 UTC

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