Current royalty rates available under One-Red’s DVD programs for DVD Player and DVD Disc offer a considerable discount compared to royalty rates that are available under Philips’ Joint DVD license agreements.. One-Red royalty rates for DVD products are also lower than the cumulative royalty rates that apply under the licenses offered by the individual licensors for the use of these patents. We believe that the royalty rates are reasonable for the technologies offered both from a licensor and licensee perspective.

NEW: for shipments of DVD products starting October 1, 2016, One-Red’s Licensors will offer further reduced royalty rates.  In addition, a paid-up license option will be available to manufacturers in good standing for shipments of DVD Players and prerecorded DVD Discs starting October 1, 2016.

1. All royalty rates apply per unit of licensed product.  The current royalty rates for DVD Players and prerecorded DVD Discs under One-Red’s license programs are valid as per July 1, 2012, and the royalty rates for DVD Software in various forms are valid as of October 15, 2012.  The new royalty rates for One-Red’s DVD programs are valid for shipments of DVD products as of October 1, 2016 subject to execution of applicable addenda to the Registration or License Agreements.
2. In the event of any discrepancies between the information on this website and the applicable agreements, the text of the applicable agreements shall prevail.
3. All royalty rates are stated in US dollars and subject to change without notice.


DVD Video Player
Current rate As of October 1, 2016
Standard $ 3.600 $ 1.800
Compliant $ 2.800 $ 1.400
DVD ROM Player
Current rate As of October 1, 2016
Standard $ 2.910 $ 1.455
Compliant $ 2.240 $ 1.120
DVD Discs (prerecorded)
Current rate As of October 1, 2016
Standard $ 0.040 $ 0.020
Compliant $ 0.030 $ 0.015
DVD Playback Software
Current rate As of October 1, 2016
Standard $ 0.850 $ 0.425
Compliant $ 0.550 $ 0.275
DVD Combi Software
Current rate As of October 1, 2016
Standard $ 1.350 $ 0.675
Compliant $ 0.900 $ 0.450
DVD Recorder Software
Current rate As of October 1, 2016
Standard $ 1.950 $ 0.975
Compliant $ 1.300 $ 0.650
DVD Recording Only Software
Current rate As of October 1, 2016
Standard $ 0.850 $ 0.425
Compliant $ 0.550 $ 0.275
Software with Aftermarket DVD Playback Drive *
Current rate As of October 1, 2016
Standard $ 0.595 $ 0.2975
Compliant $ 0.390 $ 0.1950
Software with Aftermarket DVD Recorder Drive *
Current rate As of October 1, 2016
Standard $ 1.365 $ 0.6825
Compliant $ 0.910 $ 0.4550
Software with Aftermarket DVD Combi Drive *
Current rate As of October 1, 2016
Standard $ 0.945 $ 0.4725
Compliant $ 0.630 $ 0.3150
Bundled DVD Playback Software
Current rate As of October 1, 2016
Standard $ 0.595 $ 0.2975
Compliant $ 0.390 $ 0.1950
Bundled DVD Recording Only Software
Current rate As of October 1, 2016
Standard $ 0.595 $ 0.2975
Compliant $ 0.390 $ 0.1950
Bundled DVD Combi Software
Current rate As of October 1, 2016
Standard $ 0.945 $ 0.4725
Compliant $ 0.630 $ 0.3150
Bundled DVD Recorder Software
Current rate As of October 1, 2016
Standard $ 1.365 $ 0.6825
Compliant $ 0.910 $ 0.4550
PC with pre-installed/downloaded DVD Software and no DVD Drive* **
Current rate As of October 1, 2016
Standard $ 0.595 $ 0.2975
Compliant $ 0.390 $ 0.1950
PC with pre-installed/downloaded DVD Software and DVD Playback Drive* **
Current rate As of October 1, 2016
Standard $ 0.595 $ 0.2975
Compliant $ 0.390 $ 0.1950
PC with pre-installed/downloaded DVD Software and DVD Combi Drive* **
Current rate As of October 1, 2016
Standard $ 0.945 $ 0.4725
Compliant $ 0.630 $ 0.3150
PC with pre-installed/downloaded DVD Software and DVD Recorder Drive* **
Current rate As of October 1, 2016
Standard $ 1.365 $ 0.6825
Compliant $ 0.910 $ 0.4550
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* Drive is not covered by the DVD PC license or the Aftermarket DVD Drive license
** These are known as (pre-installed/ downloaded) DVD Playback Software, (pre-installed/ downloaded) DVD Combination Software, and (pre-installed/ downloaded) DVD Recorder Software