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Re: video codecs in HTML 5

Josselin Mouette schrieb:
> Maybe it would be a good idea to push h.264 now the related patents have
> been invalidated. It provides a much better compression level than Ogg
> Theora.

I didn't hear anything of H.264 related patents having been invalidated
(by what court? In what country?). To my knowledge there's a multitude
of patents being connected with H.264.

"The MPEG-4 Visual Patent Portfolio License includes essential patents
owned by Canon Inc.; CIF Licensing, LLC; Competitive Technologies, Inc.;
DAEWOO Electronics Corporation; France Télécom, société anonyme; Fujitsu
Limited; GE Technology Development, Inc.; Hitachi, Ltd.; KDDI
Corporation*; Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.; LG Electronics Inc.;
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.; Microsoft Corporation;
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation; Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd.;
Pantech&Curitel Communications, Inc.; Robert Bosch GmbH; Samsung
Electronics Co., Ltd.; SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.; Sedna Patent Services,
LLC; Sharp Corporation; Siemens AG; Sony Corporation; Telenor ASA;
Toshiba Corporation; and Victor Company of Japan, Limited."


I find it hard to believe all patents have been been "invalidated".

> Fortunately not. We have free MPEG-4 decoders, thanks.

I don't consider this to be true.

Can you give a source supporting your theory?

Maik Merten

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