The time bomb called H.264 is set to explode in 2015. Are you watching?

Discussion in 'Linux News' started by News, Mar 21, 2012.

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    Whether we like it or not, X.264 is "the" de-facto standard on the Internet. Every time you visit Youtube, you are watching a video encoded using the X.264 standard. The video quality is great, the compression is astonishing. And so is the price. X.264 is subject to a huge number of software patents. You need to pay hefty licensing fees if you want to create X.264 files today. We, the users, are not feeling this as we are not paying a cent -- yet. This might well change in the near future: it's a bomb ready to explode.Category: OpinionsFull story here.


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