H.264 Will Remain Royalty Free.
In an effort that surprised everyone today MPEG LA, that group that mostly controls licensing for the H.264, has decided to let the codec remain open source. Only a few months ago we heard chatter about them possibly decided one day that would charge any and everyone who used that codec, or at least that’s what most blogs would let you believe. Zune owners should recognize the format. Every Zune excluding the Zune 30 is able to playback content using H.264.