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    Hello everyone!

    I make Youtube videos. I'm a beginner filmmaker.

    Recently, I read some articles and some posts on the internet that suggests that if you're using a camera that uses H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, and you're making videos for commercial gain, then you have to pay royalties to MPEG-LA (or you have to get licenses - I didn't completely get that).

    I read the license files that these posts/articles mentioned and it has something to say about using the software for personal and non-commercial uses only.

    Does anyone have knowledge about these things? Maybe I'm not understanding it correctly.
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  2. Hey there.

    I hope I will be able to provide the answer to your query through this link in detail:

    https://video.stackexchange.com/questions/14694/mp4-h-264-patent-issues

    Good Luck!!
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  3. Everything you upload to youtube is reencoded by youtube. Nobody will know you uploaded an h.264 video. In any case youtube's h.264 license probably covers you.

    https://www.engadget.com/2010/05/04/know-your-rights-h-264-patent-licensing-and-you/

    If you are selling h.264 videos directly to users you may need a license.
    Last edited by jagabo; 27th Aug 2019 at 08:37.
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  4. Originally Posted by Khan1998 View Post
    Hello everyone!

    I make Youtube videos. I'm a beginner filmmaker.

    Recently, I read some articles and some posts on the internet that suggests that if you're using a camera that uses H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, and you're making videos for commercial gain, then you have to pay royalties to MPEG-LA (or you have to get licenses - I didn't completely get that).

    I read the license files that these posts/articles mentioned and it has something to say about using the software for personal and non-commercial uses only.

    Does anyone have knowledge about these things? Maybe I'm not understanding it correctly.
    If you're using a camera that records to AVC, then the camera manufacture is the one that needs the license, not you. For distribution, that gets a bit trickier, maybe you would need a license to distribute the footage you recorded BUT I'm a firm believer of in "what they don't know won't hurt you", but as was pointed out by Jagabo since You Tube is re-encoding everything anyway, they are the ones that need a license, not you.

    Besides, who really cares, let them try and sue you, what will they get? A pack of gum? LOL.
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