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Royalty-free, or RF, refers to the right to use copyrighted material or intellectual property without the need to pay royalties for each use or per volume sold, or some time period of use or sales.
Many computer industry standards, especially those developed and submitted by industry consortiums or individual companies, involve royalties for the actual use of these standards. These royalties are typically charged on a “per port” basis, where the manufacturer of end-user devi...

The Best Sites for FREE, Royalty-Free Music for Your Videos [Creators Tip #127]

The Best Sites for FREE, Royalty Free Music for Your Videos [Creators Tip #127]

Adding music to your video can really enhance the content, but if you’re on a budget, where can you find free royalty free tracks to use? We show you some of the best resources for royalty free music, including tracks that you can use for your commercial videos.

The Month In YouTube: September 2013

The Month In YouTube: September 2013

There were many new features and updates to YouTube in September 2013 and we’ve kept track of all the major ones. The site announced new royalty free music tracks, a troll blocking feature and the ability to download videos to mobile devices to watch off line.

YouTube Launches Royalty Free Music Resource For All Users

YouTube Launches Royalty Free Music Resource For All Users

YouTube have launched a small but significant audio library of 150 royalty free instrumental tracks that video creators can use as much as they want with any monetary charge or copyright issues. Using unlicensed music on YouTube is a headache for all concerned so this is a welcome feature.

Google’s New VP9 Codec: Better Video at Half the Bandwidth?

Googles New VP9 Codec: Better Video at Half the Bandwidth?

Google wants their new VP9 codec to be royalty-free, but patent disputes could prevent that from happening. Meanwhile, VP9 is supposed to have double the image quality using half the compression of H.264. In other news: H.264 could be H.265 soon, so there’s that.

H.265 Video Codec Approved, Will it Revolutionize Video?

H.265 Video Codec Approved, Will it Revolutionize Video?

H.264 is pretty much the de facto codec for video compression online these days. WebM isn't even supported in Android, nor just about anywhere else. So Google seems to have moved on to other projects instead of pushing for that. Now, H.265 is ready to …

H.265 High Efficiency Video Coding to be Help or Headache for Online Video?

H.265 High Efficiency Video Coding to be Help or Headache for Online Video?

H.264 is still, pretty much, the de facto for online video. But there could be a shift very soon as MPEG and VCEG have announced they've got H.265 in the works (still in draft) and could see it implemented for phones next year. Why? Because …

How To Use Royalty Free Music Professionally On YouTube

How To Use Royalty Free Music Professionally On YouTube

Proper use of music and sound can make or break your video or film production. However, for those who use YouTube in a professional way, using the right type of music in your productions can make all the difference between a happy and a grumpy …

Welcome to Show Business: Are You Sure Your Webcast Plays By the Rules?

Welcome to Show Business: Are You Sure Your Webcast Plays By the Rules?

Producing webcasts or online video series for marketing purposes can be a dream come true for creative types who love working with like-minded people. If you want to use professional talent or popular music within these webcasts, however, it can quickly turn into a nightmare …

The Death of H.264 In HTML5? Google Opens WebM and VP8

The Death of H.264 In HTML5? Google Opens WebM and VP8

Google met our expectations today and announced that it's On2 Technologies VP8 video codec is now open source. It's supposed to outperform Ogg Theora and will be completely patent-free.

HTML5′s Dark Horse Video Codec, ON2 VP8 From Google

While Google didn't make the VP8 video codec, they did purchase it recently and now, they're announcing [allegedly] that it will be Open Source. What's this mean for HTML 5? It might finally have found a winner of the codec race and a savior, in …

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