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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 →