Video Wars

First Steve said: Flash is a bad thing.  Then it appeared that H264 was the preferred thing.  But all along you had Google buying up to VP8 as the real thing.  Now, it seems that any video codec (open or closed) that is not controlled by Apple will become a target. 

Speaking of video, this is a good one.

Steve Jobs: mystery patent pool to attack Ogg Theora • The Register

Roy sent his note to what is believed to be Steve Jobs’ email address – sjobs@apple.com – and three hours later, he received a reply.

“All video codecs are covered by patents,” read the reply. “A patent pool is being assembled to go after Theora and other ‘open source’ codecs now. Unfortunately, just because something is open source, it doesn’t mean or guarantee that it doesn’t infringe on others patents. An open standard is different from being royalty free or open source.”

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Published in: on May 3, 2010 at 3:35 pm  Leave a Comment  

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