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How HEVC compression aims to bring 4K TV mainstream

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 April 18, 2014


Teac LS-H265, the little speaker that could

Few budget speakers look or sound this good, says the Audiophiliac.

By April 3, 2013


Broadcom chip ushers in H.265 and Ultra HD video

The H.265 video standard, aka HEVC or MPEG-5, squeezes more pixels over a network connection to support new high-resolution 4K TVs. Broadcom's chip supports both and is due to arrive in volume next year.

By January 8, 2013


Qualcomm shows horsepower of next-gen H.265 video

The next-gen video compression technology shrinks video by 40 to 45 percent compared to today's prevailing H.264. But encoding H.265 video takes a long time right now.

By February 29, 2012


Adobe ramps up CC Video tools for cutting-edge content

The latest updates to the company's Creative Cloud video applications tackle H.265 and HDR editing along with some user-requested features and an improved interface for working on touch devices and trackpads.

By September 8, 2015


MediaTek: Enabling the future

MediaTek is pioneering a range of cutting edge technologies whilst making it affordable so users from all walks of life can enjoy.

October 21, 2015


Patent group to lower barrier for sharper next-gen video

Facing resistance from streaming-media companies, an industry group agrees to lower patent licensing fees that stand in the way of the shift to "4K" high-resolution video.

By September 24, 2015


Tech giants join forces to hasten high-quality online video

The alliance, which includes Microsoft, Google, Amazon and Netflix, pledges to build next-generation video technology -- and offer it for free.

By September 1, 2015


Inside Google's master plan for faster, sharper streaming video

Google is working on a new technology called VP10 that will allow it to squeeze higher-quality video over broadband and mobile networks. And thanks to patent issues with a rival standard, it has a chance to catch on.

By August 28, 2015


The five biggest changes to media playback in Windows 10

With Windows 10, Microsoft has made some big changes in the way the operating system deals with your media files. Here are four reasons to cheer, and one to boo.

By August 9, 2015