Friday, March 27, 2015

CNET -- HEVC Advance Challenges MPEGLA in 4k video

HEVC Advanced arrived Thursday with a second patent pool. That raises the prospect of new payments or patent-infringement legal risks, and that's a potential problem for 4K enthusiasts. For example, MPEG LA eliminated streaming video license fees it charged with HEVC's predecessor, H.264/AVC, but HEVC Advanced may demand those fees. One potential winner is Google, whose VP9 video compression technology is available with no royalty payments, and liberates online video from just the sort of patent troubles that have now cropped up around HEVC.

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