Proprietary it is, I don't know the specifics but MPEG1 is for all practical purposes is open source and mpeg2 to some extent can be encoded from a variety of free products. TMPGenc for example will encode both but has a 30 day trial, it will continue to function as a MPEG1 encoder after the 30 day trial is up. As far as MPEG2 is concerned I can only assume they have relaxed the licensing because until recently commercial products didn't even have MPEG2 encoding available in the trials but most do now.blaqDeaph said:Because MPEG is a propirety format, you're gonna have to (legally) pay for encoding the video (which is why there aren't many free MPEG encoders around).
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