MP3 patents

Al Johnson openmoko at
Sat Jun 6 18:04:57 CEST 2009

On Saturday 06 June 2009, Radek Polak wrote:
> Btw while you can avoid patents with mp3->ogg it's still not possible to
> do the same for avi, because FR cant play theora vides full screen now
> (or someone please prove me that i am wrong :)

We _might_ be in the clear with h264 when playback is hardware accelerated. 
The chipset manufacturer should have licensed the required patents, and there 
was a recent ruling against patent double-dipping in the US. It depends on 
whether all the bits requiring patents are done in hardware, or whether we 
have to do some of it in software before sending it to the glamo.

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