[OT]h.264 alternatives

Stephen Barncard stephen at barncard.com
Wed Jul 19 16:31:09 EDT 2017


Which means every network and independent film-maker is breaking the law...
  because I guarantee that they're not looking at the EULA when sending off
their work for broadcast or theater.    I see this every day.

Kinda like "don't ask don't tell" if you ask me.

And unenforceable. They'd have to sue everyone using their product.
To assume the two top video editing programs for independents can't be used
for professional use is ludicrous.

Who would be the 'cop' that would enforce this?

I just don't worry about this stuff when working on music or video projects.

sqb

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Stephen Barncard - Sebastopol Ca. USA -
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On Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 1:21 PM, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> Colin Holgate wrote:
>
> > Are you sure that a license is needed for H.264 playback?
>
> No, encoding.
>
> > My hope is that the license is just paid by the encoder tool maker.
>
> Would be nice, but not always so.  E.g., Apple's Final Cut "Pro" (which
> only allows for non-pro use):
>
>     15. H.264/AVC Notice. To the extent that the Apple Software contains
>     AVC encoding and/or decoding functionality, commercial use of
>     H.264/AVC requires additional licensing and the following provision
>     applies: THE AVC FUNCTIONALITY IN THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED HEREIN
>     ONLY FOR THE PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL USE OF A CONSUMER TO (i)
>     ENCODE VIDEO IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE AVC STANDARD ("AVC VIDEO")
>     AND/OR (ii) DECODE AVC VIDEO THAT WAS ENCODED BY A CONSUMER ENGAGED
>     IN A PERSONAL AND NON-COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY AND/OR AVC VIDEO THAT WAS
>     OBTAINED FROM A VIDEO PROVIDER LICENSED TO PROVIDE AVC VIDEO.
>     INFORMATION REGARDING OTHER USES AND LICENSES MAY BE OBTAINED FROM
>     MPEG LA L.L.C.
> http://images.apple.com/legal/sla/docs/finalcutstudio2.pdf
>
>
> Similar wording is also in the Adobe Premier EULA:
>
> http://wwwimages.adobe.com/content/dam/acom/en/legal/license
> s-terms/pdf/CS6.pdf
>
>
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