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Other Lossy Codecs / Re: Patent expiration for E-AC3 (Dolby Digital Plus)?
Last post by IgorC -
E-AC3 (aka Dolby Digital Plus) is used exclusively for some terrestrial television broadcasts in Europe. For example:,IDF&liste=1&live=1&lang=en

How about just using AC-3, MPG (Layer II), MP3 and LC-AAC?
All decoding/demuxing patents for these formats have been already expired.

That's what Italy does  :)
General - (fb2k) / Re: Monochrome IRC
Last post by eahm -
Peter, same issue, not being able to connect. Looks like the problem was fixed for that VPS/SSL instance but if I reset the VPS and get new certs, even if the IP is the same it gives the same error again.

Not sure if the issue is invalid/self-signed certs in particular because it looks like it can't even query the ZNC, can we try to add an option to skip invalid certificates or allow self-signed ones?

AAC - Tech / Re: FDK AAC tuning
Last post by fabiorug -
anyway i made an error that was not standalone tool, but a binding for android i think from same author in github.
Other Lossy Codecs / Re: Patent expiration for E-AC3 (Dolby Digital Plus)?
Last post by Porcus -
Also, US6774820 has already expired according to Google Patents.
Not a lawyer, knowing nothing about it, but ... . Seems like unpaid fees can make patents show up as expired - and they could be resurrected later.

(Those more familiar with the legalese, feel free to respond there as well.)