Is it possible to create a DVD without infringing on any patents? I realize in the US' screwed up patent system, this question is "no, someone has a stupid patent for everything" but I'm most concerned about the MPEG-2 patent(s).
As I understand it, DVD video uses MPEG-2 which requires extor^H^H^H^H^H payment from the MPEG licensing authority.
Is there any way to encode video without infringing on their silly patents? I have an MPEG-1 (public domain movie) that I would like to burn onto a DVD. However, I don't want to get into any legal trouble with patents.
I've read that the ffmpeg encoder doesn't think it is legal to use because some companies have been hassled by the MPEG licensing authority over payments stemming from patents.
If it is not legal, can you recommend any video/data types that would work in a stand alone DVD player that does not have a legal cloud over it?