[foms] HLS and HLS patents

Jeroen Wijering jeroen at longtailvideo.com
Thu Oct 14 23:30:36 PDT 2010

That would be very helpful!

The big issue I see with M3U8 is that it requires chunks to be transport
streams. I presume this is not an open format?

In terms of the functionalities and metadata provisions, m3u8 seems to have
all that's needed.

Kind regards,


On Oct 15, 2010 7:16 AM, "Silvia Pfeiffer" <silviapfeiffer1 at gmail.com>

I agree that it may be a defensive patent of Apple and I don't know how
strongly Apple wants to hold on to their IP there.

It may be necessary to invent a new file format and not reuse m3u8, because
http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-pantos-http-live-streaming-01 says that
derivative works are not allowed.

I could try and find somebody in Apple to help direct the right way to
approach this for Ogg and WebM.


On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 3:55 PM, Jeroen Wijering <jeroen at longtailvideo.com>
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