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#1 Sergio Tapia  Icon User is offline

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Apparently you can't do that with h264.

Posted 03 February 2010 - 09:00 AM

http://bemasc.net/wo...that-with-h264/

You can't use it for anything commercial. What BS is this?

Edit: How do business get around the legal fence?

This post has been edited by stapia.gutierrez: 03 February 2010 - 09:04 AM

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Re: Apparently you can't do that with h264.

Posted 03 February 2010 - 11:21 AM

Use open video formats, foo
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Re: Apparently you can't do that with h264.

Posted 03 February 2010 - 11:24 AM

people always want to make more money :< a sad place these days
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#4 Sergio Tapia  Icon User is offline

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Re: Apparently you can't do that with h264.

Posted 03 February 2010 - 12:56 PM

Theora is an open source alternative, right? Or is it!? I really don't know...
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Re: Apparently you can't do that with h264.

Posted 03 February 2010 - 01:02 PM

As a general rule I try to steer clear of proprietary formats for this exact sort of situation. I remember the big GIF scare just after I had managed to figure out LZW and write my first GIF encoder/decoder I learned that technically I could not use my program since I didn't have permission for my software to read or write GIF images. I didn't know... I mean I read the algorithm out of a book, had read magazine articles on it, I at least one gif on just about all of the 120 or so floppy disks laying about my room... Not only was my little program in violation, but so were the shareware programs I used to view and edit the images.

I think it is encouraging that many vendors are beginning to move more towards open file formats. PDF is a big example of a ubiquitous proprietary format gone legit.
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Re: Apparently you can't do that with h264.

Posted 03 February 2010 - 01:32 PM

PNG! PNG!
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Re: Apparently you can't do that with h264.

Posted 03 February 2010 - 02:12 PM

I ♥ PNG.
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Re: Apparently you can't do that with h264.

Posted 03 February 2010 - 03:27 PM

View Poststapia.gutierrez, on 03 February 2010 - 10:00 AM, said:

Edit: How do business get around the legal fence?


Business either pay for licensing. Or, if they business is high profile enough, they get the privilege gratis to help promote the product.

If a company own a format, it's suspect. If they actively promote it, it's highly suspect. Both Apple's and Microsoft's formats are quite good at doing their job. Unfortunately, part of that job is DRM and user lockout.

If it's not an open format, chances are you don't own as much of what you paid for as you think.
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Re: Apparently you can't do that with h264.

Posted 03 February 2010 - 04:41 PM

Baavgai, what would you recommend to use instead of h264 that is free for you to do what you wish without paying someone a license.
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Re: Apparently you can't do that with h264.

Posted 03 February 2010 - 07:02 PM

MPEG LAs AVC License Will Continue Not to Charge Royalties for Internet Video that is Free to End Users:
http://www.mpegla.co...ages/Media.aspx
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