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Agreement with patent-licensing group clears the way for wider adoption of the Web giant's streaming-video platform WebM.
Building the MVC technology for 3D video into a Blu-ray player will cost 10 cents per device, and selling discs costs a penny a pop, according to newly released licensing terms.
The patent licensing group is seeking those who believe VP8 uses their patents, a step that could ultimately spoil Google's effort to create royalty-free Web video.
Ruling finds that Apple violated three patents from MobileMedia, a holding company jointly owned by Sony, Nokia, and MPEG LA.
MPEG LA, which licenses others' video encoding patents, is at the heart of a probe about whether the group's actions are hampering Google's Web video technology.
A drawn-out evaluation could lead to a patent barrier around Google's Web video technology. Now 12 unnamed organizations have told MPEG LA they believe VP8 violates their patents.
The video encoding technology has been free to use for those sending video over the Web. MPEG LA declares it won't charge for that after 2015--or ever.
Plenty of patents are involved in HEVC, the leading technology contender for compressing 4K video. Several big names still haven't signed up for an effort to ease licensing.
Cisco and Mozilla reps declare that the free, open distribution of the H.264 codec enables streaming of real-time online video from the browser without plugins.