June 5, 2010
Watch the Flash Video on blip.tv
(you may want the VLC for playback)
This is a 2 min. remix using footage from my own movie “Vincent”, the original soundtrack to “Vincent” is by Konrad Richter.
“Me and h.264” is distributed under this (by-nc-nd) Creative Commons license.
This is now the last video I upload in h.264, it’s also going to be the only one of my online videos left that will be in h.264.
All the others, old and new ones, will be in VP8 and/or Theora and other open-source codecs.
Yet this one just needs to be in h.264: as a reminder for why I have no plans to ever use h.264 again for anything!
May 23, 2010
“Yes, in view of the marketplace uncertainties regarding patent licensing needs for such technologies…”
= “In view of the FUD we spread…”
“…there have been expressions of interest from the market urging us to facilitate formation of licenses…”
= “…we’ve been repeatedly told that we are nothing but a patent troll Moloch (supported by Apple, MS and others)…”
“…that would address the market’s need for a convenient one-stop marketplace alternative to negotiating separate licenses with individual patent holders…”
= “…that is simply collecting protection money…”
“…in accessing essential patent rights for VP8 as well as other codecs, and we are looking into the prospects of doing so.”
= “…since we actually believe we own the moving image per se.”
Once more the translation:
“In view of the FUD we spread we’ve been repeatedly told that we are nothing but a patent troll Moloch (supported by Apple, MS and others) that is simply collecting protection money since we actually believe we own the moving image per se.”
Source Larry Horn interview: Digital Daily (digitaldaily.allthingsd.com)
Further reading and discussion: Patent Troll Larry Horn of MPEG-LA Assembling VP8 Patent Pool (www.osnews.com)