Re: MP4


Subject: Re: MP4
From: miriam clinton (iriXx) (iriXx@iriXx.org)
Date: Tue Aug 30 2005 - 02:08:53 EDT


John Nowak wrote:

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>
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> On Aug 29, 2005, at 3:26 AM, miriam clinton (iriXx) wrote:
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>> couprie.pierre wrote:
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>>> MP4 is AAC (Advanced Audio Coding) based on MPEG4 norm. It
>>> includes the DRM system.
>>
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>> in that case my thoughts are - good quality, better than mp3, but
>> not great. and, more importantly, not an open standard. Same problem
>> as the Frauenhoffer Codec.
>>
>> as regards DRM itself... well, you can read my essays on O'Reilly's
>> www.openP2P.com (published under my maiden name Rainsford).
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> Since when is mp4 not and open standard that includes DRM by default?
> As far as I know mp4 is both open and DRM-free. One (or more) of us
> is (are) hideously wrong.
>
> - John
>
mp4 is patented. patented = not open. and an earlier poster remarked on
the DRM capacities (even if not applied - but generally applied by
Apple, who limit transfer to three computers).

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