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01-27-2013, 11:51 PM #1
International Telecommunications Union Approves H.265 Video Codec
H.265, which is the next-generation video codec from the consortium that brought you the current Apple standard, H.264, has recently been approved by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). The ITU mentioned the following in a recently issued press release:
The new codec will considerably ease the burden on global networks where, by some estimates, video accounts for more than half of bandwidth use. The new standard, known informally as ‘High Efficiency Video Coding’ (HEVC) will need only half the bit rate of its predecessor, ITU-T H.264 / MPEG-4 Part 10 ‘Advanced Video Coding’ (AVC), which currently accounts for over 80 per cent of all web video. HEVC will unleash a new phase of innovation in video production spanning the whole ICT spectrum, from mobile devices through to Ultra-High Definition TV.
Regardless though, it’s nice to see technology taking its course of action and providing better quality for everyone.
01-28-2013, 12:12 AM #2
who owns the patents?
01-28-2013, 12:34 AM #3
I'd love to see apple drop a 2160p tv this year. That'd just dump all over Samsung's new tvs.
01-28-2013, 12:48 AM #4
Patent snafus could delay new video codec
BTW the article was written June 25, 2012 so it is a little out of date now.
01-28-2013, 02:41 AM #5
I already saw that.
Of the holdouts from last June, it sounds like Samsung and Qualcomm are on board with MPEG-LA now.
If there aren't any other "big guys" still on the ropes, maybe all the little guys will just go along.
The licensing models they discuss are kind of interesting though.
Possible license fees for end-users?
Possibly per use/ per view?!
Nice revenue model, if they can swing it.
In 2015, maybe instead of waiting for another iOS jailbreak
we'll all be sitting round the campfire, waiting for v1d30-t3am to release a JB for H.265
Last edited by raduga; 01-28-2013 at 02:44 AM.
01-28-2013, 03:59 AM #6
4K is great but a 4K TV in your home in 2013? Absolutely pointless.
01-28-2013, 10:36 AM #7