5by5 - The Web Ahead #12: Michael Verdi on Video
Tagged with “vp8” (3)
Dan Benjamin is joined by Christina Warren of Mashable and Nilay Patel of Engadget to discuss the issues surrounding h.264.
They talk about the differences between consumers, creators and distributors (and how that line has been blurred), the patent minefield that exists in all codecs (but might be unknown in Ogg), the realities of the licensing structure, what VP8 means, and how it all really affects end-users.
Kevin Marks explains the history of video compression, starting about 17 minutes in.