Codec

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...

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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...

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08.15.12
MPEG drafts twice-as-efficient H.265 video standard, sees use in phones as soon as 2013
08.15.12

MPEG drafts twice-as-efficient H.265 video standard, sees use in phones as soon as 2013

All of that squabbling over H.264 may be rendered moot in the near future. The Motion Picture Expe...

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07.02.12
Official VLC app now out for Android: only an unstable beta, but it works
07.02.12

Official VLC app now out for Android: only an unstable beta, but it works

Okay, so VLC may not be the media darling it once was, but it still has a legion of fans -- as evi...

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05.05.12
Microsoft talks DVD, Media Center support in Windows 8 and why most won't miss it
05.05.12

Microsoft talks DVD, Media Center support in Windows 8 and why most won't miss it

If you have to issue an explanation to follow up an explanation, then it's pretty safe to say the...

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05.03.12
Microsoft breaks down Windows 8's Media Center upgrade path, Dolby codec support
05.03.12

Microsoft breaks down Windows 8's Media Center upgrade path, Dolby codec support

Many in the Windows Media Center community were afraid that Windows 8 would mark the end of Media...

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03.19.12
Mozilla caves, will support H.264 to avoid 'irrelevance'
03.19.12

Mozilla caves, will support H.264 to avoid 'irrelevance'

It looks like Mozilla is ready to throw in the towel in its battle against the patent-laden H.264 vi...

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02.24.12
Fraunhofer's Full-HD Voice brings high fidelity VoLTE to Android smartphones
02.24.12

Fraunhofer's Full-HD Voice brings high fidelity VoLTE to Android smartphones

The audio nerds at Fraunhofer are set to raise the bar for Voice over LTE next week in Barcelona, a...

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02.14.12
Nintendo brings Mobiclip on board to help with Wii U development
02.14.12

Nintendo brings Mobiclip on board to help with Wii U development

Nintendo beefed up its proprietary arsenal yesterday, with the acquisition of Mobiclip -- a Paris-...

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