Posts tagged as: VP8

MPEG LA and Google End Legal Flightover VP8, WebM

The years-long patent and licensing disagreement between Google and video codec licensing group MPEG LA has concluded. MPEG LA is granting a license to techniques essential to the Google-promoted VP8 video codec (and retroactively to earlier incarnations). The agreement also grants Google the right to sublicense VP8 to any takers of the currently badly adopted […]

Skype Using VP8 Even with Microsoft Patent Issues with the Format

Google had an unusual celebration Wednesday as it claimed that Skype 5.5 was now using the video format behind WebM, VP8. WebM Product Manager John Luther said that that any video chat between two or more users on 5.5 will switch over to VP8 for the stream. The format had been chosen in part because […]

Google’s WebM Patent Still in Question by MPEG-LA Group

Google’s WebM video format may face renewed challenges from the MPEG-LA group. MPEG-LA is asking members for any instances in which a member company believes one of the VP8 format patents behind WebM might have violated its patents. It hopes to streamline creating a joint license that it could offer for “essential” patents. Any firm […]

Panvidea Supports WebM Open Media Project

Panvidea, a global leader in on-demand video encoding, preparation, processing and distribution for entertainment and advertising content across any digital platform, has today announced broad and comprehensive support for Google’s new WebM project. The new WebM open web media format, based on the VP8 open source video codec, is immediately available to all users of […]

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