[theora] gratuit mpeg-4 content stream licensing
zen6669 at zen.co.uk
Wed Jul 17 08:00:26 PDT 2002
Obviously not official, but I came across the following article about
Apple's release of QuickTime 6. http://news.com.com/2100-1023-943990.html
> "We've made a lot of progress as an industry working with MPEG LA,
> moving them considerably from where they were six months ago," said
> Frank Casanova, Apple's director of QuickTime product marketing.
> "They're primed to release a set of terms that the industry would find
> more reasonable."
> "If you don't charge for your content, you don't pay anything at all,"
> he said. "Therefore, MPEG-4 streaming will largely be free. It's just
> those companies that have a pay-per-view model built into their
> business model that would actually have to talk to MPEG LA."
So it looks like people may actually start using it. I think this is
overall a good thing: better than the proprietary codecs 'everyone' uses
now. However, it does reduce adoption pressure for theora back to vorbis
The article doesn't mention codec license fees, which presumedly still
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