[theora-dev] Re: [libdv-dev] DV format patent status
giles at xiph.org
Tue Feb 10 15:57:17 PST 2004
On Tue, Feb 10, 2004 at 06:32:22PM -0500, Arc Riley wrote:
> With DV in Ogg, I don't think this is an issue. Mainly because if such
> a case existed for DV they'd go after the big guys. The megacorps who
> are selling videocameras by the millions to everyone under the sun.
Just like with GIF?
The interesting question is whether a public no-fee licence can be
obtained. Otherwise the patent holders can change their mind later,
even if they're not charging now.
> The reason for putting DV into Ogg is to make editing easier. An app
> could have a number of Ogg bitstreams and work with them on the Ogg
> level very efficiently while not having to work with uncompressed data.
> If you were to input from DV, you could (with such an app) do a bunch of
> edits and export back to DV without transcoding. That's a pretty cool
> feature to strive towards. It would also help tremendously to be able
> to compress the audio layer of DV with Flac vs storing it uncompressed
> (if my interpretations of the spec are accurate as far as how DV stores
Eh. Raw dv is probably easier for editing. because it's fixed bitrate. I
agree mng+flac encapsulated in ogg makes a good mastering format though.
--- >8 ----
List archives: http://www.xiph.org/archives/
Ogg project homepage: http://www.xiph.org/ogg/
To unsubscribe from this list, send a message to 'theora-dev-request at xiph.org'
containing only the word 'unsubscribe' in the body. No subject is needed.
Unsubscribe messages sent to the list will be ignored/filtered.
More information about the Theora-dev