An Encoder Is Not A State Machine

Fellow Michigander [Chris Adamson does a good job of elaborating on the problems Google’s decision to drop H.264 from Chrome in favor of WebM][link] from the perspective of an implementor or creator. The short: It ain’t pretty.

via [@soypunk][via]

[link]: “An Encoder Is Not A State Machine”
[via]: “Soypunk on Twitter”


H.264 To Remain Royalty-Free Indefinitely

[This is good news][link]. I can’t help but think WebM had something to do with it.

via [Lukas Mathis][lukas]

[link]: “MPEG LA’s AVC License Will Not Charge Royalties for Internet Video That Is Free to End Users Through Life of License | Business Wire”
[lukas]: “Ignore The Code: H.264 Update”