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MPEG LA releases MPEG-4 systems license

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 05 Feb 2003 11:24

MPEG LA, the organization that offers a "one-stop shop" for various MPEG licenses, including the MPEG-2 licenses used in the DVD-Video discs, has finally released a last remaining piece of MPEG-4 standard, the MPEG-4 systems license.
In January, RealNetworks was forced to release its open source media delivery platform, Helix DNA Server, without a MPEG-4 support because the MPEG-4 systems license wasn't available at that time.

MPEG-4 systems license makes it possible for software developers to develop fully-equipped MPEG-4 delivery platforms, including the use of MP4 media wrapper. MPEG-4 systems license includes patents from various companies, such as France Telecom and Apple.


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