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Tag Archives: h.264
H.264 vs. Theora (Software Patents)
The H.264 video codec requires a license to use, the same way the Mp3 codec requires a license to use. While the Theora and Vorbis codecs do not require such licenses, companies like Apple don’t like to use them because they have their hands in other codecs (H.264 or AAC in Apple’s case). Continue reading
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WebM Video & Free Video Codecs
An open web where developers don’t have to potentially pay royalties is a good thing. Keeping things open and free when it comes to ensuring that everyone has the same thing on the web is important when you’re developing web applications. Knowing that everyone is going to have the same components, the same codecs, and the same fonts make the web a constant experience regardless of browser choice. Continue reading →