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.
The computing industry has just begun taking the VP8 codec seriously, but Google wants people to adopt its brand-new successor.
One of the biggest video sites on the Net will use Google's next-generation video compression technology after it's fully defined on June 17.
The older VP8 hasn't taken the world by storm, but VP9 could give Google a fresh start in its attempt to popularize royalty-free video streaming.
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.
It looked like compression technology for superhigh-quality video would be free for watching movies and TV online. Not so, according to a new patent-licensing group that wants a cut of the revenue.
HDMI 2.0a is the latest update to the HDMI specification. Here's what it is, and what it means, and why you should care.
So-called 4K video could arrive later and cost more because of a surprise royalty demand for a certain video compression technology.
So you bought a new 4K TV and you're wondering what's on. The answer right now is: not much. But the list is growing. Here's a look at what you can watch now in 4K, and what's coming down the pike in the near future.
By using HTML5 by default to deliver YouTube video, Google helps the Web root out Adobe's Flash. The next challenge for the Web: competing with mobile apps.