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What is HEVC? High Efficiency Video Coding, H.265, and 4K compression explained

High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), also known as H.265, promises twice the compression possible with Blu-ray’s best video compression methods. But how does it work, and is it enough to get us better-looking 4K content?

By 19 April 2014

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VLC steps into next-gen video wars with VP9, HEVC support

With VLC 2.1.1, VideoLAN continues to sidestep the software patent licensing minefield of video compression. Meanwhile, open-source allies put muscle behind the new Daala codec.

By 16 November 2013

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HEVC video standard finished; high-end improvements coming

A standards group completes its work on a compression technology called HEVC, or H.265, which promises to improve resolution, image quality, and color. Google's VP9 is waiting in the wings.

By 28 January 2013

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Vaulting patent barrier, Firefox gets support for most popular video format

Mozilla wants to keep patent-encumbered technology off the Web. But H.264 compression is widely used, and a deal with Cisco means Firefox can use it.

By 15 October 2014

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Post-4K OLED TV: Where does picture quality go from here?

Now that there are 4K OLED televisions, can picture quality get any better? Have we achieved perfection? If so, where do we go from here? Here's a list of next steps.

By 8 October 2014

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Google's Web-video ambitions bump into hard reality

The company's technical prowess and free VP9 licensing haven't been enough to dent the fortunes of rival compression format HEVC. But Google's already moving on to VP10.

By 13 September 2014

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4K Blu-ray discs arriving in 2015 to fight streaming media

Those who want movies with the very highest quality will be keen on 4K Blu-ray's better resolution, color, and dynamic range. Yet millions seem happy with streaming video, despite its shortcomings.

By 6 September 2014

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LG prices big 4K OLED, LCDs up to $100,000 (eyes on)

Ultra HD OLED, and 21x9 curved LED LCDs, LG announced and showed several cool new high-end TVs at the CEDIA Expo in Denver. We've got a pair of eyes on, and some details below.

By 12 September 2014

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New Marvell chip takes a stab at ultra HD for TVs

The Armada 1500 Pro 4K uses Marvell's software to amp up a full-HD signal into something closer to ultra HD.

By 10 September 2014

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Philips TVs combine Android, 4K resolution with moody backlighting

TP Vision, trying to find a way to excite TV buyers, reveals three models at the IFA trade show that marry Google's smart-TV technology with lots of pixels.

By 5 September 2014