[FFmpeg-devel] AC3 audio encoding license questions

Vladimir Pantelic vladoman
Sun Nov 14 15:13:53 CET 2010

On 11/13/2010 03:09 AM, Jeremy Greene wrote:
> We contacted Dolby almost 2 years ago and have had some of the most
> bizarre interactions I've ever had. Bizarre in that they just didn't
> seem motivated to take our money. Unless you happen to exactly fit into
> one of their existing market models, mainly some kind of encoder chip,
> you go down an alice in wonderland tunnel. As to whether or not they are
> giving you a license for the technology or the right to use their name
> they just won't clearly answer.

that sounds exactly like the Dolby that I know, been there, done that.

> So, I was hoping someone else had gone down the various tunnels and
> figured out what the answer is. Getting legal advice is a possible
> option, but without some kind of direction, it could get pretty
> expensive very fast.

I bet whoever has gone downthat road his signed something with Dolby
in order not to talk too much about it...

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