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In Defense of MPEG LA

Recent bad press received by MPEG LA seems to disprove the old adage that all PR is good PR. A few weeks ago, writing for Fox News, Steve Forbes said: One example is MPEG LA—a patent pooling entity and owner of the MPEG-2 standard commonly foun

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In Defense of MPEG LA

MPEG LA is the licensing authority that manages the patent portfolios for MPEG-2 and H.264 patent groups. The organization has received some bad press lately from Steve Forbes, writing in Fox News, and Howard Williams, writing for TelecomTV. The common complaint seems to be that MPEG LA is charging royalties for …

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H.264 for the Newbie

A comment on one of my posts inspired this collection of H.264 resources for the Newbie. If you learn best by reading, check out Producing H.264 Video for Flash: An Overview, which is a general article that covers why H.264 is the "it" codec and the

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Reflections on H.264 and Silverlight from a week at Stanford

All’s been quite on the Streaming Learning Center front as I spent the last week teaching several courses on streaming media production and encoding at the lovely Stanford Campus at Palo Alto. Other than a quick sneak peak at the ne

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H.264 Scalable Video Coding – what you need to know

Over the next two or three years, streaming producers will be increasingly tasked supplying optimized video streams to devices as disparate as cell phones and set top boxes, along with different quality versions for users accessing the con

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The Moving Picture: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About H.264 but Were Afraid to Ask

I recently taught an H.264-specific class at Streaming Media East in New York. Though the class was 3 hours long, I can distill a bunch of useful knowledge into this column if you don’t mind missing the sample videos and example screens, not to mention the insightful and surprisingly compelling …

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H.264 Royalties: what you need to know

Whenever I speak at industry groups about H.264, and detail the upcoming royalty obligation, some attendees are invariably surprised that using H.264 will generate royalties. Here's what you need to know about H.264 and royalties, in an except fro

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