Google called the MPEG-LA’s bluff, and won – osnews

“A few days ago, Google and the MPEG-LA announced that they had come to an agreement under which Google received a license for techniques in VP8 that may infringe upon MPEG-LA patents (note the ‘if any’). Only a few days later, we learn the real reason behind Google and the MPEG-LA striking a deal, thanks to The H Open, making it clear that the MPEG-LA has lost. Big time.”

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Google And MPEG LA Sign Licensing Agreement Covering Google’s VP8 Video Codec, Clearing The Way For Wider Adoption | TechCrunch

“The agreement allows Google to sub-license the techniques covered by the agreement to any VP8 user and also covers the next generation of the VPx codec. As part of this deal, MPEG LA is discontinuing its efforts to form a VP8 patent pool. Chances are Google had to pay for this license, but the financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.”

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Ericsson: MPEG DASH Makes Economic Sense to Operators – Streaming Media Magazine

While much of the MPEG DASH discussion has focused on what that adaptive streaming standard will bring publishers, operators are anticipating it for other reasons. Speaking at the recent Streaming Media West conference in Los Angeles, David Price, vice president of business development for Ericsson, said that DASH will be a boon for mobile video users.

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MPEG DASH- Opportunities and Impacts on Adaptive Streaming

I recently had the pleasure of taking part on a panel session on the subject of MPEG DASH at Streaming Media Europe in London. I was joined by Cornelia Patzlsperger, Interactive Solutions, Interlake Media GmbH; Alex Zambelli, Media Platform Evangelist, Microsoft; and Tristan Leteurte, CEO, Anevia, to discuss MPEG DASH’s key features, its rate of adoption, the challenges for a wider adoption and the opportunities and impacts on adaptive streaming.

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