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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?
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.
In response to Netflix raising its price for customers who want 4K streaming, Amazon says its 4K video streams won't cost Prime subscribers an extra dime.
Microsoft is no longer the foe. Mozilla CTO Andreas Gal is using the Web to try to force Android and iOS to become more open. He knows Mozilla's Firefox OS is in for a long battle, though.
Andrew Pile has to make sure his service works with everything from phones to smart TVs, even as video-streaming technology constantly changes.
HEVC, a new standard for compressing 4K video, will be cheaper for many companies to use than its industry-dominating predecessor. Maybe Google's competition helped.
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.
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.
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.
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.