Google MPEG LA licensing agreement VP8 Codec




Google and the MPEG LA licensing agreement VP8 Codec
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Google VP8 Video Codec MPEG LA licensing agreement 8.

Open and royalty-free format WebM, Google introduced in 2010 to replace H.264, which consists of the most important part of WebM is Google VP8 Video Codec bought in 2010. H.264 patent owners MPEG LA said publicly that they might infringe patents owned VP8, and start collecting patents form a patent pool, ready to expand VP8 infringement tell.

But the 8th outgoing Google has reached a patent license agreement with MPEG LA, Google can continue to use the MPEG LA patent held on the the VP8 very important part. However, Google and the MPEG LA protocol details and authorization amounts are not yet clear. However, this agreement is expected to stop the action of the MPEG LA patent pool is formed.

The agreement in addition to will solve the VP8 possible infringement concerns the future VPx family will also benefit, especially Google Chromium browser is experimental in the VP9 Video Codec. This agreement also shows that Google would rather let their own standards driven by way of reconciliation, to promote the smooth.


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