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    BBC develops open source video codec

    I love the Beeb!

    No patent lawyers, no royalties for usage, no hassle. You have to like them for it.

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    That's where my TV licence is going then?

    I thought they spent it all on 'Quality Programming'(TM)!

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    Actually, no, it isn't, but the Beeb does a lot of R&D anyway, and if they open source some of that work so that other people can use it is that really something to whinge about? I mean, if video codecs were royalty-free, the devices and services that used them would be cheaper, which would benefit you anyway.

    I dunno; someone'll always find something to whinge about.

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    All this venom at the BBC, remember that ITV, CH4 and 5 all recieve huge government subsidies, which comes from your tax money, regardless of if you have a TV or not.

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