H.264 (ISO/IEC 14496-10)


Price 294 CHF


Price 323.- Swiss Franc

http://www.itu.int/rec/T-REC-H.264-201003-I/en Price 0,-.

PDF version second edition dated 2004-10-01 http://jongyeob.com/moniwiki/pds/upload/14496-10.pdf


Free from vendor capture?

Maintained by open not-for-profit organisation?

Specification freely available?

Specification is copyrighted and distributed by ISO, ITU and others. These are the terms of use for the ISO version according to the 2004 PDF I found:

All rights reserved. Unless otherwise specified, no part of this publication may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and microfilm, without permission in writing from either ISO at the address below or ISO's member body in the country of the requester.

The text is available without cost from ITU under this terms of use:

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, by any means whatsoever, without the prior written permission of ITU.


The patent license organization MPEG-LA holds and enforce key patents required to implement H.264, and require royalties for most uses of H.264. Creation and distribution require royalties, while some kind of playback are royalty-free until at least 2016.

No constraints on re-use?


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