HEVC patent? openess? (Video codec)

Florian Weimer fw at deneb.enyo.de
Sun Aug 19 14:18:06 UTC 2012

* Bernhard Reiter:

> If the video codes of WebM: VP8 or libvpx is a real competitor to h264,
> what could be the next version that can compete with the claimed higher 
> efficiency of HEVC?

I guess the answer is to use a less efficient codec and throw
bandwidth at the problem.  For free content, streaming in
bandwidth-constrained environments is not as important as for
proprietary content because you can download it over night and watch
the copy.

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