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Hold The Celebrations; H.264 Is Not The Sort Of Free That Matters

http://blogs.computerworlduk.com

While the "free for web use" claims for H.264 by MPEG-LA sound great and have deceived many commentators, they are nothing new and contain no good news for open source software.

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First Look: H.264 and VP8 Compared

http://www.streamingmedia.com

VP8 is now free, but if the quality is substandard, who cares? Well, it turns out that the quality isn't substandard, so that's not an issue, but neither is it twice the quality of H.264 at half the bandwidth. See for yourself.

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Canonical Needs to Tell Ubuntu Users How Much It Paid MPEG-LA for Patent ‘Protection’

http://techrights.org

Canonical ought to offer some form of disclosure about patent deals with the MPEG cartel

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Canonical explains Ubuntu unfree video choice

http://www.theregister.co.uk

Canonical is the first Linux shop to have agreed to license the codec in question, H.264 from MPEG LA. Even though Red Hat and Novell are also available for use on PCs, they have not licensed H.264.

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H.264 - A sting in the tail

http://www.zdnet.co.uk

The search for the next-generation video codec for the open web has reached an impasse. Few of the options are truly open or free, and those that are free are not being pushed by the major forces.

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Ogg Theora vs. H.264: head to head comparisons

http://arstechnica.com

Streaming video websites like YouTube face growing pressure from consumers to provide support for native standards-based Web video playback. The HTML5 video element provides the necessary functionality to build robust Web media players without having to depend on proprietary plugins, but the browser vendors have not been able to build a consensus around a video codec.

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Open letter to Google: free VP8, and use it on YouTub

http://www.fsf.org

With its purchase of the On2 video compression technology company having been completed on Wednesday February 16, 2010, Google now has the opportunity to make free video formats the standard, freeing the web from both Flash and the proprietary H.264 codec.

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No, you can’t do that with H.264

http://bemasc.net

A lot of commercial software comes with H.264 encoders and decoders, and some computers arrive with this software preinstalled. This leads a lot of people to believe that they can legally view and create H.264 videos for whatever purpose they like. Unfortunately for them, it ain’t so.

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Ask YouTube for Ogg support!

http://www.fsf.org

"...Google has closed the window on HTML5 feedback, saying that peoples' voices have been heard. However, notably absent is any mention of Ogg. Google leaving Ogg out of the picture here makes sense, because it would be very easy for them to offer HTML5/h264 videos that play in Chrome and Safari, while still excluding free formats and users of free browsers like Firefox and Icecat..."

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Video, Freedom And Mozilla

http://weblogs.mozillazine.org

"My LCA talk on Friday was about why open video is critically important to free software, and what Mozilla is doing about [...] So why doesn't Mozilla just license H.264 (like everybody else)? One big reason is that that would violate principles of free software that we strongly believe in.

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Open source video codec Ogg Theora hot on the heels of H.264

http://www.h-online.com

MPEG-4 AVC (H.264), the efficient, open industry standard for video encoding, has made huge strides to become the industry leader in all areas – it plays on mobiles and MP3 players, it's used by HDTV and Blu-ray Discs, and cameras and HD camcorders record in it.

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