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Samsung Sued for Infringement of HEVC Essential Patents

by Artem Alekseenko

MPEG LA announced that enforcement actions have been brought in Landgericht Düsseldorf, Germany against Samsung Electronics GmbHfor infringement of patents in MPEG LA’s HEVC Patent Portfolio License. The patents are essential to the HEVC …

Tags:HEVC (H.265)| MPEG| Patents| Samsung

Good Online Guide to Codecs

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Codec consultant, Jan Ozer (I’m sure I have one of his books from many years ago, somewhere..) has published an introductory guide to different codecs. What We Think This is a …

Tags:AV1 Codec| Codecs| HEVC (H.265)| MPEG4 (H.264 AVC)| VP8| VP9

VVC 45% Better than HEVC, Says MPEG

by Bob Raikes

What They Say MPEG said that it has completed a verification test assessment of the new Versatile Video Coding (VVC or H.266) standard for ultra-high definition (UHD) content with standard dynamic range. According to …

Tags:AV1 Codec| HEVC (H.265)| MPEG| VVC (H.266)

Google Requires AV1 Support

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Google will require Android TV device makers to support the AV1 codec from April 1st 2021. The latest Fire TVs (from Toshiba and others) have already got support and Netflix is …

Tags:Codecs| HEVC (H.265)| Streaming Video

Confused about Video CODECs?

by Matthew Brennesholtz

Video compression has been an integral part of video since its inception before World War II. All consumer video and almost all professional video is compressed because the data files associated even with standard …

Tags:Codecs| HEVC (H.265)| MPEG4 (H.264 AVC)

8K Live Encoding at IBC 2019

by Chris Chinnock

IBC 2019 saw several innovations in 8K delivery including new options for 8K live encoding and 8K streaming (including 8K/50p down-sampled to 4K and delivered at data rates as low as 14.5 Mbps with …

Tags:HEVC (H.265)| Streaming Video| Super Hi-Vision (8K)

KPN’s Digitenne Starts DVB-T2 transition

by Bob Raikes

KPN in the Netherlands has said that it has started the transition of its DTT service to support DVB-T2 which will maintain the number of channels, but will move from SD to HD by …

Tags:DVB-T & T2| HEVC (H.265)| Large Display Monitor| Netherlands| Terrestrial (DTT)| Vol 25 - Issue 34

Chrome and Firefox Now Support AV1 Video Codec

by Andrew Fenn

Support for the Alliance for Open Media’s jointly developed, open-source and royalty-free video codec AV1, tipped to replace HEVC, has been rolled out to development versions of Chrome and Firefox. (Alliance for Open Media …

Tags:Codecs| HEVC (H.265)| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 25 - Issue 31

Czech Broadcaster Switches to DVB-T2 and HEVC

by Andrew Fenn

Czech Republic broadcaster, Ceská Televize, began transmitting its signal in the DVB-T2 format this week. The company plans to simulcast in both DVB-T2 and its predecessor format for up to 12 months, after which …

Tags:Czech Republic| DVB-T & T2| HEVC (H.265)| Large Display Monitor| Vol 25 - Issue 12

8K is So ‘Last Year’

by Bob Raikes

8K is so ‘last year’, at least that’s the way we felt after talking to Spin Digital which is a small German company that was in Hall 14. The company was showing 16K video …

Tags:HEVC (H.265)| ISE 2018| Large Display Monitor| Super Hi-Vision (8K)| Vol 25 - Issue 06

Plex Adds Support for UHD, HEVC and FLAC

by Andrew Fenn

Media server app Plex has been updated to support Ultra HD streaming on the Apple TV 4K. Additionally, HEVC decoding and direct playback of FLAC audio files has been activated for all tvOS 11 …

Tags:Apple| HEVC (H.265)| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| STBs| UltraHD| Vol 24 - Issue 43