Codec

03.28.18
Tech giants are lined up behind the 'royalty-free' 4K codec AV1
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Tech giants are lined up behind the 'royalty-free' 4K codec AV1

Get ready for a new video format rolling out later this year.

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01.04.18
Apple joins group pushing for efficient mobile video
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Apple joins group pushing for efficient mobile video

The Alliance for Open Media is pushing a new compression codec to help save on your data costs.

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04.06.15
Here's how YouTube is making it easier to watch 4K video
04.06.15

Here's how YouTube is making it easier to watch 4K video

It's one thing to find 4K video, but it's another thing to play it -- the bandwidth needed to play...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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