OpenH264 in Fedora
Bruno Wolff III
bruno at wolff.to
Sat Nov 2 18:28:30 UTC 2013
On Sat, Nov 02, 2013 at 13:55:47 -0400,
Matthias Clasen <mclasen at redhat.com> wrote:
>On Sat, 2013-11-02 at 12:01 -0500, Jon wrote:
>> Do the codes only apply to WebRTC consumers, or can these be used in
>> other context?
>> For example Gnome has ctrl+alt+shift+R to screen-cast, which saves in
>> webM format.
>> Could that switch to whatever h.264 format with Cisco bits?
>Why ? Is there any problem with using webm for this ?
Because some browser manufacturers are refusing to use vp8. The Nokia
threat still gives them some cover, even though Google paid off the
patent holding group (other than Nokia) for H.264 to get them to say vp8
(and vp9) is OK.
Some of these are anti-google and also benefit from h.264 licensing.
If h.264 is mandatory in the spec, then they can refuse to implement vp8
with the excuse that it isn't needed since everyone is supposed to be able
to use h.264.
It would be better to mandate vp8 and call Nokia's bluff.
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