[OT]h.264 alternatives

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Wed Jul 19 23:35:20 CEST 2017

Simon Smith wrote:

 > I would stay with h.264 if possible - its popular and supported by
 > most platforms. Having to trouble shoot video issues on an ongoing
 > basis is not really fun. But yes - there is a licencing requirement
 > if its being used commercially - no idea how actively it is policed.
 > Are the video's going to be shared commercially? How will they be
 > accessed etc etc etc. Depending on the video's, length and number
 > of users etc ,
 > there could be no actual costs incurred -
 > http://www.mpegla.com/main/programs/AVC/Documents/avcweb.pdf and even
 > if costs were to be incurred, what would be the support costs and
 > possibly losses if a less popular codec was used.

Good point.

With Ogg's BSD-style license it would be ideal if it were more widely 
supported.  But as it is I'll raise the issue and let their legal team 
sort it out.  With any luck they may already have a license.

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
  Ambassador at FourthWorld.com                http://www.FourthWorld.com

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