Re: [rtcweb] H.261

Eric Rescorla <ekr@rtfm.com> Sat, 23 November 2013 21:13 UTC

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From: Eric Rescorla <ekr@rtfm.com>
Date: Sat, 23 Nov 2013 13:12:19 -0800
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To: Lorenzo Miniero <lorenzo@meetecho.com>
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On Sat, Nov 23, 2013 at 12:53 PM, Lorenzo Miniero <lorenzo@meetecho.com>wrote:

> On Sat, 23 Nov 2013 13:39:17 -0600
> Adam Roach <adam@nostrum.com>; wrote:
>
> > On 11/23/13 05:08, Lorenzo Miniero wrote:
> > > If no one has a clue either, then, why make the 100k point in the
> first place?
> >
> > Because the situation you're describing is applicable to only a tiny
> > sliver of the people involved in this space. If you have a question
> > about the corner cases, you need to ask experts. I'm sorry we can't
> > optimize your corner cases to the detriment of the normal ones, but
> > that's just good engineering practice.
> >
> > /a
>
> The example I made, maybe, not the applicability of the question. The same
> could apply to a browser, mobile app or whatever: am I consuming a unit
> installing the browser which includes an encoder/decoder, or each time I
> start a call? Too bad I have no lawyer or expert to ask to.


Seriously? May I ask whether you have read the summary terms at:
http://www.mpegla.com/main/programs/avc/Documents/AVC_TermsSummary.pdf

They seem relatively clear on this point:
"(a decoder, encoder, or product consisting of one decoder and one encoder
= “unit”)"

More importantly, do you seriously think anyone would license H.264 for
a product if you had to pay $.10 every time the product started up.

-Ekr