[Wikimedia-l] RfC: Should we support MP4 Video on our sites?

Ted Chien hsiangtai.chien at gmail.com
Fri Jan 17 18:13:07 UTC 2014

Hi David,

We were selling video editing softwares at that time, and that's what I
remebered for the MPEG-4 royalties. But MPEG LA would do the license thing
case by case, maybe my information is not correct now.

I just found that MPEG LA has announced in 2010 that it will not charge
royalties from Internet video that is free to users from the lifetime of
the license, maybe WMF projects can fit the requirement? I think it needs
the legal team to do the investigation.

The MPEG LA press release for free Internet Video:

Ted Chien
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2014/1/17 下午11:29 於 "David Gerard" <dgerard at gmail.com> 寫道:

> On 17 January 2014 15:03, Ted Chien <hsiangtai.chien at gmail.com> wrote:
> > From my knowledge when I was working as an engineer in the multimedia
> > software company back in 2006, if there's no transcoding to MP* formats,
> no
> > patent fee is required. So if you upload MP4 files then download them
> > without any transcoding it should be fine (correct me if I'm wrong). We'd
> > only been charged by MPEG LA for encoding the MPEG-4 video at that time.
> So we'd be fine transcoding *from* MPEG4?
> - d.
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