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[News] MPEG LA Afraid Enough of Standards and Ogg to make Promises

  • Subject: [News] MPEG LA Afraid Enough of Standards and Ogg to make Promises
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2010 11:29:20 +0000
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MPEG LA Extends H.264 Royalty-Free Period


H.264 for Internet video to be royalty free till 2016

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| The move will allow internet broadcasters, 
| including YouTube and Vimeo, to continue 
| providing H.264 encoded content. 


No, you canât do that with H.264

,----[ Quote ]
| A lot of commercial software comes with 
| H.264 encoders and decoders, and some 
| computers arrive with this software 
| preinstalled. This leads a lot of people to 
| believe that they can legally view and 
| create H.264 videos for whatever purpose 
| they like. Unfortunately for them, it ainât 
| so.


W3C proposes hardware interface

,----[ Quote ]
| The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) draft 
| for a "System Information API" specifies 
| JavaScript functions for accessing the 
| battery, CPU, sensors and other hardware 
| characteristics of a device. For this 
| purpose, the window.navigator object's 
| SystemInfo interface has to implement the 
| get, set and watch methods. set can only be 
| applied to some screen properties such as 
| brightness and orientation, while all other 
| hardware properties are marked as readonly. 
| watch is used for monitoring readings, for 
| example those of a heat sensor.



MPlayer Now Supports Most HD-DVD/Blu-Ray Codecs

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| This news is coming a few days late
| (MPlayer's web-site lacks any RSS or
| syndication support), but the latest
| MPlayer code in their SVN trunk now
| supports most HD-DVD and Blu-ray codecs.
| Earlier this year we talked about possible
| Blu-ray support for FFmpeg and developers
| becoming more interested after we
| interviewed the FFmpeg developers and there
| ended up being an outpouring of support by
| our readers offering up Blu-ray drives and
| other forms of help.


FFmpeg Gains VDPAU MPEG-4 ASP Acceleration

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| What we were in the process of writing
| about when we discovered MPlayer's support
| for most Blu-ray and HD-DVD codecs was that
| there is now support for MPEG-4 ASP
| decoding with VDPAU (NVIDIA's Video Decode
| and Presentation API for Unix) in the
| mainline FFmpeg tree.

Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux)


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