MPEG-4 licensing seems solved... isn't it?

menoinjun

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i thought that streaming WAS the issue. Doesn't MPEG-LA want to charge for streaming? Apple didn't like that.

-Pete
 
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Rower_CPU

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Originally posted by ptrauber
i thought that streaming WAS the issue. Doesn't MPEG-LA want to charge for streaming? Apple didn't like that.

-Pete
Streaming charges are the issue, but by releasing QTSS 4 with the ability to stream MPEG4 they are not violating the license because no-one can endode it yet since QT6 is not available.
 
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elmimmo

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and what's with *ivX besides

3ivX and DivX4&5 are supposed to be legacy MPEG-4 encoders and they do not seem to have stepped into MPEG-LA in any way. In fact Apple's QT6 MPEG-4 codec can decode their streams, the same as 3ivX and DivX are supposed to be able to decode MPEG-4 streams encoded with QT6.

Why is only Apple seeming to be getting into trouble with MPEG-LA licenses? Is it that the *ivX community is not so big as to be bugging MPEG-LA whether they infringe they license or not?
 
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Mr. Anderson

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Re: iApp streaming

Originally posted by stoid
If this video conferencing iApp uses MPEG4, can my G4 733 Quicksilver encode live for streaming??
I think you might be jumping the gun here, stoid. No one really knows what the new iApp is going to be, we only have vague rumors. We'll have to wait and see if it shows itself at WWDC, or we might have to wait until July.

I'm really curious about it though, looking forward to it.:D
 
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Geert

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Only 4 more days, and then we'll know.
I don't think that the MPEG-4 linsence is solved yet, otherwise we would already have seen a QT6 release, because it was ready at QT-live last February. Or unless Steve is keeping it as a surprise on the WWDC (as usual unexpected)
 
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