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YouTube Commits to VP9-supported 4K, Asks LG & Sony Along for the Ride

YouTube Commits to VP9 supported 4K, Asks LG & Sony Along for the Ride

Google has been trying to get their own video codec off the ground for years and it looks like they finally have the weight of the industry behind them as they demonstrate VP9 enabled 4K video streaming for YouTube at next week's CES show in Las Vegas.

Google Plus Hangouts to Upgrade to HD

Google Plus Hangouts to Upgrade to HD

Google Plus' Hangouts on Air is getting an HD upgrade. Some of you will be able to take advantage of it now, and the rest of us will have to wait as it rolls out in the next few weeks. Anyway, bandwidth improvements, video codecs, and more had to be improved to make this happen.

Google's New VP9 Codec: Better Video at Half the Bandwidth?

Googles New VP9 Codec: Better Video at Half the Bandwidth?

Google wants their new VP9 codec to be royalty-free, but patent disputes could prevent that from happening. Meanwhile, VP9 is supposed to have double the image quality using half the compression of H.264. In other news: H.264 could be H.265 soon, so there's that.

List of Cloud-Based Video Encoding Tools and Services

List of Cloud Based Video Encoding Tools and Services

With the rise of software-as-a-service (SAAS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IAAS) I thought it was about time we started compiling a list of web-based video encoding options. This is not a list of online video platforms but rather a set of places that you can upload a ...

MPEG LA Publishes MVC 3D Video Codec Licensing Prices

MPEG LA Publishes MVC 3D Video Codec Licensing Prices

MPEG LA have announced pricing for licenses on the Multiview Video Coding 3D codec. It covers everything from hardware that will use it to subscription services and prices range from one cent per disc to $300,000 for big subscription services. Currently, MPEG LA is dedicating ...

Adobe Flash 10.2 Said to be 34% More Efficient, Includes H.264 Hardware Acceleration

Adobe Flash 10.2 Said to be 34% More Efficient, Includes H.264 Hardware Acceleration

Adobe recently announced features for the new 10.2 Flash. Among the claims are 34% more efficient, inclusion of the H.264 codec and support for more mobile devices and platforms. Also, and this seems to be the way the whole industry is going, they have included ...

HTML5 Video Codec War Explodes as MPEG-LA Openly Calls for VP8 Patent Claims

HTML5 Video Codec War Explodes as MPEG LA Openly Calls for VP8 Patent Claims

The HTML5 video codec war just exploded! MPEG-LA, who you will remember holds the H.264 patent pool, just invaded Googlonia with a call for patent claims on the VP8 video codec. You will remember that Apple is a member of the H.264 owners, along with ...

Opera Mobile Tops 100 Million Users, Still Can't Show Video

Opera Mobile Tops 100 Million Users, Still Cant Show Video

Opera is becoming a major player in the mobile browsing market it seems with over 100 million mobile users are using it monthly on their phones. That means you need to make sure your content works with it. It works with it right? Oddly, or ...

Microsoft Drops 3,000 Word Reason for Supporting H.264, Fails to Mention Stake in MPEGLA

Microsoft Drops 3,000 Word Reason for Supporting H.264, Fails to Mention Stake in MPEGLA

Microsoft's Dean Hachamovitch, has lobbed a 3,000 word grenade at Google. The grenade is a lengthy description of why Microsoft will now support H.264 for web video in their Internet Explorer web browser and allow users to load a third-party codec for WebM. The one ...

Fear and Loathing in Online Video: The Video Codec Conundrum Continues

Fear and Loathing in Online Video: The Video Codec Conundrum Continues

My last post described, what Google's decision to drop H.264 from Chrome in favor of its own WebM format means for you, and concluded that this situation creates even more complexity video publishers, along with the potential of a massive increase in video publishing costs. ...

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