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

Sisvel Signs an Agreement Under the VP9 Patents With Panasonic Corporation

by Artem Alekseenko

Sisvel International S.A. announced that it has signed a worldwide patent license agreement with Panasonic Corporation for Sisvel’s VP9 Licensing Program covering the sale and distribution of Panasonic’s VP9 enabled products. “Sisvel has a …

Tags:Panasonic| Patents| Sisvel| VP9

Google Will No Longer Let Apple Users Enjoy YouTube in 4K Quality

by Alan Spencer

In the future, watching UltraHD on YouTube will require support for Google’s VP9 codec, which Apple has so far not supported. For a decade, content providers have used MPEG4 (and its sub-classes such as …

Tags:Apple| Codecs| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| MPEG4 (H.264 AVC)| Vol 24 - Issue 04| VP9| YouTube

Nvidia Working on Google Play Support

by Bob Raikes

Nvidia is reported to be rapidly developing support for the recently announced Google Play 4K service (Google Now Has UltraHD Movies) and is planning a firmware update to ensure compatibility. It seems that the …

Tags:Large Display Monitor| Nvidia| Vol 23 - Issue 49| VP9

HEVC Advance Drops Some Royalties

by Bob Raikes

HEVC Advance, which is a licence pool of patents for H.265, said that it will not “seek a license or royalties on HEVC functionality implemented in application layer software downloaded to mobile devices or …

Tags:Codecs| HEVC (H.265)| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 23 - Issue 49| VP9

Netflix Switches to VP9

by Bob Raikes

Netflix said in its blog that the recent decision to allow downloading of content, as well as streaming, has also been accompanied by the adoption of Google’s VP9 codec rather than the H.264 codec …

Tags:Codecs| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Netflix| OTT Video| Vol 23 - Issue 48| VP9

Intel Kaby Lake Processors to Support HDR – Maybe

by Chris Chinnock

The web was rampant with leaked information on Intel’s new Kaby Lake-S platform and its reported support for HDR. Intel has not confirmed this, the information below is rumor, not fact. Nevertheless, such support …

Tags:HDR - High Dynamic Range| HEVC (H.265)| Intel| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 23 - Issue 25| VP9

Are we at a Codec Inflection Point?

by Tom Allen

The topic of codecs keeps coming up in the video industry. Not only are new formats like UltraHD and VR demanding ever-higher levels of efficiency, but booming levels of internet video herald a surge …

Tags:Codecs| Google| HEVC (H.265)| Vol 23 - Issue 08| VP9

Google Aims at VP10 in 2016

by Tom Allen

Google has spoken to CNet about the company’s plans for its VP10 codec which is under development. Google’s existing VP9 codec is an alternative to the more mainstream HEVC. However, it has recently been …

Tags:Cisco| Codecs| Google| HEVC (H.265)| Large Display Monitor| MPEG4 (H.264 AVC)| Patents| Vol 22 - Issue 36| VP9

Mediatek Stretches from Wearables to UltraHD TVs

by Bob Raikes

Mediatek Eyewear refererence design We commented in our report on the Gitex show in Dubai that chip-maker, Mediatek, was taking a higher marketing profile and we found the same at CES, although the company …

Tags:Android| CES 2015| Eyewear| HFR - High Frame Rate| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Smart TV| Vol 22 - Issue 03| VP9| Wearables

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Google Looking to Displace HEVC Compression

by Raverstead

Broadcast & Distribution – HEVC, or “High Efficiency Video Coding,” is showing promise to make internet-delivered Ultra-HDTV a reality, as it can provide about a 50% bitrate saving over MPEG 4/AVC (H.264), becoming a …

Tags:Google| HEVC (H.265)| Vol 22 - Issue 01| VP9