Phoronix: Google Gets Ready With VP9 Codec
Google is almost finalized with the VP9 codec, the successor to the increasingly-used VP8 codec...
Expect VP9 patent lawsuits by trolls who;
A) want free money for doing absolutely nothing
B) stall the project and attempt to kill it by creating FUD
Nokia could make trouble with this patent though: http://worldwide.espacenet.com/publi...1B1&KC=B1&ND=4
Damn even in Europe we have stupid software patents
It's too damn early to freeze it.
VP9 must be made better than H.265, otherwise the point of its existence is so moot Google had better not release it at all.
It doesn't have to be technically superior. Both VP9 and H.265 are likely so good that the difference will be marginal.
What is important is that it is freely available and open and royalty-free and standardized.