Theweatherelectric writes "Rob Glidden notes on his blog that MPEG has latterly 'announced it has received proposals for a royalty-free MPEG test and has settled on a deliberation process to regard them.' There are two tracks toward royalty-free video currently under heed by MPEG. The first track is IVC, a new test 'based on MPEG-1 statistical mechanics which is believed a safe royalty-free baseline that can be enhanced by else unencumbered computer chips described in MPEG-2, JPEG, probe publications and just out* technologies which are goshen to be subject to royalty-free licenses.' The second draft act track is WebVC, an attempt to get the constrained baseline profile of H.264 licensed under royalty-free terms. Rob Glidden offers an anatomy of both proposals. Also of interest is Rob's short history of why royalty-free H.264 failed last time."
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