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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 Nov. 15, 2013

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HEVC, a new weapon in codec wars, to appear in September

The technology, also called H.265 and the successor to H.264, promises to double video quality for better streaming and higher-res TV. But it'll come with a patent burden, too.

By Aug. 22, 2012

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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 Jan. 28, 2013

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New HEVC video compression wins big over today's standard

When it comes to very high-resolution video, researchers concluded that a new video compression technology is a big step up from today's prevailing H.264 standard.

By Aug. 28, 2012

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Patent licensing terms still murky for next-gen video

Plenty of patents are involved in HEVC, the leading technology contender for compressing 4K video. Several big names still haven't signed up for an effort to ease licensing.

By Jan. 17, 2014

Editors' Take

LG 65UB9800

LG will be displaying its flagship 4K LCD television -- the UB9800 series -- in four sizes that top out at a massive 98 inches at this week’s CES in Las Vegas.

By Jan. 4, 2014

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Netflix begins 4K streams

Netflix's first 4K offerings, including original series "House of Cards" and a couple of nature documentaries, are now available to stream to compatible 2014 4K TVs.

By Apr. 8, 2014

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Mozilla unimpressed with Google's Web photo standard

The Firefox developer tested Google's WebP image format on a variety of images but found a different alternative showed the best image quality improvements over JPEG.

By Oct. 17, 2013

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Toshiba 58L8400

The L8400 is Toshiba's "entry-level" 4K series and includes color enhancements and an upscaling engine but sadly no local dimming.

By Jan. 6, 2014

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Sony FMP-X10 4K Ultra HD Media Player

The FMP-X10 is Sony's second-generation 4K media player, equipped with a 1TB hard drive, access to hundreds of 4K movies, and Netflix's 4K streaming service.

By Apr. 16, 2014

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