Re: [rtcweb] Codec Draft

Jean-Marc Valin <jmvalin@mozilla.com> Wed, 09 November 2011 03:22 UTC

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On 08/11/11 06:31 PM, Cullen Jennings wrote:
>> Just to note: G.729's license requirements make supporting it a
>> virtual impossibility for Mozilla, and unlikely for the other
>> browsers.
> 
> I realize this was the case at one point in time but I thought we
> worked with VoiceAge to solve the problem of open source software
> using 729. Is it still a problem ? Can we send Jean-Marc to fix it?

I'm also not aware of anything that was done to make G.729 available in
open source software. G.729 licensing is a bit of a mess and last I
heard (though it could have changed), VoiceAge does not even license all
of the patents that (are thought to) cover G.729.

	Jean-Marc