Linux and h.264: Cisco Binaries?

  • Hello,

    I am aware there is high costs to implement h.264 due to royalties, including the commercial use of OpenH264 but Cisco make it available binaries for free, why Opera does not have it implemented on this way?

    Q. Why is Cisco making both source and binary versions available?

    (...) In order for Cisco to be responsible for the MPEG LA licensing royalties for the module, Cisco must provide the packaging and distribution of this code in a binary module format (think of it like a plug-in, but not using the same APIs as existing plugins), in addition to several other constraints (...) the team can use the binary module distributed by Cisco, in which case Cisco will cover the MPEG LA licensing fees.

    http://www.openh264.org/faq.html

    Apparently Firefox uses it by that way.

    Cheers!

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