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Re: Google and MPEG LA Announce Agreement Covering VP8 Video Format

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Sat, 9 Mar 2013 18:29:03 +0200
Message-ID: <CAJQvAuf9b1x0PxOhz=4AAVWKxEhPVvuVhPOfQ8-0s91F3=ur4w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Andreas Kuckartz <A.Kuckartz@ping.de>
Cc: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, "HTML WG (public-html@w3.org)" <public-html@w3.org>
On Sat, Mar 9, 2013 at 11:04 AM, Andreas Kuckartz <A.Kuckartz@ping.de> wrote:
> "Independent
> Each implementation must be developed by a different party and cannot
> share, reuse, or derive from code used by another qualifying
> implementation. Sections of code that have no bearing on the
> implementation of this specification are exempt from this requirement."
> Does this really imply that using the same VP8 libraries in two
> different browsers would make them dependent implementations regarding
> that feature?

Yes, but if I have understood correctly, Chrome uses ffvp8 for
decoding and Firefox uses libvpx for decoding. I'm pretty sure they
use independent WebM demuxers, too.

Henri Sivonen
Received on Saturday, 9 March 2013 16:29:36 UTC

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