h.264 format is now open?

Jeroen Dekkers jeroen at vrijschrift.org
Sat Jan 27 22:54:25 CET 2007

At Sat, 27 Jan 2007 11:05:49 -0600,
el jefe delito wrote:
> http://yro.slashdot.org/yro/07/01/27/0755234.shtml
> It looks like the MP4 (or M4V) video format is now no longer covered by
> patents, if I am readig this correctly (and if the article is accurate.)
> Due to it being a high-resolution phone, and assuming that we'll watch video
> on it anyway, there should be efforts towards implementing this!

1) This is only about the US, not the rest of the world.
2) There are 22 other companies claiming to have patents on H.264:

Jeroen Dekkers

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