OMS Video at “The State of the Web 2009″

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Sun’s OMS Video codec work was mentioned in Matt Raible’s notes from the “The State of the Web 2009″ session at this week’s Web Directions North conference: “Very specifically, there’s no royalty-free codec for video. This is nothing that standards bodies can solve. The most promising is that Sun Microsystems is developing an open codec… Read more »

MPEG at 20

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Updating market information in this post on the release of the royalty-free OMS Video draft specification, here are data points about MPEG released at the MPEG 20th Year Anniversary Commemoration in Tokyo in November 2008. Importantly, Lawrence A. Horn, CEO of the license administration company, affirmed the: “Freedom of Licensors and Licensees to develop competing… Read more »

Patent Issues Top Open Media Goals

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“Patent and legal issues” topped, at least numerically, the community goals developed at the recently-held Foundations of Open Media 2009 workshop, a write-up of which was just posted here. Also noted in “Patents and the bright future of open media codecs”, the FOMS group has set aside 15% of its budget to support patent analysis…. Read more »

Why the Digital TV Delay May be a Good Thing

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To be blunt:  America has the world’s most overpriced, antiquated, under-performing and anti-convergence digital TV system, and yet another delay in transition will create yet another round of inevitably-necessary but paper-over-the-problems government subsidies to highly questionable interests of highly doubtful economic value to enfranchise millions of consumers into the digital TV transition who should never… Read more »