[theora] Commercial use and distribution of Theora codec?

xiphmont at xiph.org xiphmont at xiph.org
Sun Jul 5 21:45:19 PDT 2009

On Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 12:25 AM, James Wilson<jfcwilson at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I know that Theora is marketed as patent-free and free to use for any
> purpose, but a fellow over at Xvid.com told me that Theora in fact is based
> on MPEG tech


>, and therefore has some deep elements that people might
> eventually go after me for if I use it to encode commercially distributed
> video, and bundle the decode files with the game.

Theora's been being used in games for nearly 10 years now.

> Besides  that, I belive the license of theora allows commercial
> distribution. Am I right?

Yes, our license allows distribution for any purpose.


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