W3C reminds IETF that royalties are not cool

Yesterday an inbound liaison statement from the W3C was received by the IETF. The takeaway is this, we need a non-royalty baring video codec, period.

Thank you! The reality is that if we go with H.264 / AVC in hopes that the MPEG-LA will eventually drop the royalties on this codec we could be in for a surprise when they vote not do so.  VP8 looks like the only real contender at this time.

Here’s hoping we can get this done soon.

Video Interview: Alan B. Johnston | WebRTC APIs


Author of WebRTC APIs “Alan B. Johnston” talks to Erik Lagerway of Hookflash about his new book and the exciting new work around the proposed open standard “WebRTC”.

Topics covered:
– WebRTC the Standards versus WebRTC the Open Source Google project
– The Video Codec debate in the IETF & what happens if there is “no” decision on this.
– State of the Union wrt WebRTC

I highly recommend that anyone that is even remotely interested in WebRTC to get Alan’s book at or there is a book giveaway at

Note: I apologize in advance for the crappy video quality, I am still working on my new setup here and still waiting on proper capture drivers for my MX02 mini.

IETF 85 Video Codec BoF Results

By the sounds of things, via hums of those present (remote and local), we are going to start in on this video codec work within the IETF. This is great news. Wish we would have been a bit further along by now but I think this is the best outcome all things considered.

Looking forward to doing some work here!

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