[Jingle] updated codecs document

Arc Riley arcriley at gmail.com
Thu Apr 2 15:28:25 CDT 2009


Thanks for your work on this Peter

There's a typo in section 3.2.2:

> H.264 is a technology for video compression jointly designed by the ITU and
> the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)<http://www.iso.org/>[
> 10 <http://xmpp.org/extensions/inbox/jingle-rtp-codecs.html#nt-id2254492>].
> The following table summarizes the available information about *Theora*.
>

In effort of being clear to implementors the royalty status of H.264, you
may want to expand that this is not just an issue with software
implementations but commercial usage; anyone using Jingle with H.264 as part
of a commercial service, including "free" streaming services, may need to
pay royalties based on the volume of their service.
http://www.streamingmedia.com/article.asp?id=10900 goes into much greater
detail about this, as does http://www.mpegla.com/avc/AVC_TermsSummary.pdf in
slightly more obscure wording.
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