Codec

09.26.13
VLC for Mac gets 4K support, dozens of new features including G2M4 playback
09.26.13

VLC for Mac gets 4K support, dozens of new features including G2M4 playback

The VideoLan Organization has released a major update to the VLC media player for OS X and Windows...

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04.08.13
Sony announces Long GOP 4K codec for pros, XAVC-S for consumers
04.08.13

Sony announces Long GOP 4K codec for pros, XAVC-S for consumers

If you were chomping at the bit to create content for the oncoming 4K revolution, Sony has just an...

By N. Lee,   04.08.13
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03.25.13
Nokia accuses Google of 'forcing' VP8 video codec on the world, uses patent system to resist it
03.25.13

Nokia accuses Google of 'forcing' VP8 video codec on the world, uses patent system to resist it

Just when Google thought everything was going swell with its open source VP8 video standard for th...

By S. Sakr,   03.25.13
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03.07.13
Google and MPEG LA settle up, free VP8 video codec for the world wide web
03.07.13

Google and MPEG LA settle up, free VP8 video codec for the world wide web

The longstanding disagreement between Google and MPEG LA is finally over, as the two parties have...

By M. Gorman,   03.07.13
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01.27.13
ITU approves the H.265 video format, takes us closer to high-quality mobile video
01.27.13

ITU approves the H.265 video format, takes us closer to high-quality mobile video

Any smartphone owner who's ever watched a streaming HD video buffer... and buffer... and buffer on...

By J. Fingas,   01.27.13
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12.13.12
University of Bath develops efficient vector-based video, says pixels are old hat
12.13.12

University of Bath develops efficient vector-based video, says pixels are old hat

The pixel does the job for most digital imagery -- it sure makes for a fine shirt -- but it's not...

By J. Fingas,   12.13.12
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11.14.12
Sony to release XAVC 4K video spec, licensees include Apple, Adobe
11.14.12

Sony to release XAVC 4K video spec, licensees include Apple, Adobe

Sony has announced that it'll release an SDK to 4K developers this month for its recently launched...

By S. Dent,   11.14.12
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09.12.12
Skype promising CD quality sound from new 'Opus' audio codec, fewer choppy calls
09.12.12

Skype promising CD quality sound from new 'Opus' audio codec, fewer choppy calls

Skype's got a new audio codec that it thinks you should be pumped about, and it's called "Opus." I...

By B. Gilbert,   09.12.12
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08.26.12
Raspberry Pi lands MPEG-2 and VC-1 decoding through personal licenses, H.264 encoding and CEC tag along
08.26.12

Raspberry Pi lands MPEG-2 and VC-1 decoding through personal licenses, H.264 encoding and CEC tag along

Making the Raspberry Pi affordable involved some tough calls, including the omission of MPEG-2 dec...

By A. Santos,   08.26.12
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