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H.265 vs VP9: 4K Video Codecs Explained

H.265 vs VP9: 4K Video Codecs Explained | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


We compare the codecs battling to bring you 4K video.


H.265 and VP9 support 8K content as well and with physical media on the wane, this makes them quite frankly the future of television and video, which is why they're so important.


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NanoTech, LumaForge Partner On 4K

NanoTech, LumaForge Partner On 4K | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


NanoTech Entertainment  has partnered with LumaForge to provide consumers with a cost-effective pipeline for the delivery of VP9 compressed 4K content streamed through NanoTech’s Nuvola NP-1 streaming media player.


VP9, Google's open-source, royalty free video compression standard, reduces video file sizes-and the associated bandwidth requirements-without any reduction in quality or patent royalties to pay.


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Is YouTube Going To Start Streaming 4K Video?

Is YouTube Going To Start Streaming 4K Video? | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


4K is one of those formats that seem to totter on the verge of acceptance, but never quite get there. Still, it may be getting a major boost next week… and from an unlikely place. YouTube might be out to beat video streaming services by getting 4K video to market first.


YouTube might be going to 4K streaming.


Yes, for free.


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Sony, Intel, Other Companies Rally Behind Google’s VP9 4K Video Format

Sony, Intel, Other Companies Rally Behind Google’s VP9 4K Video Format | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it



Google’s VP9 4K, a video format that consumes close to half the bandwidth necessary to stream high-definition videos, is getting a round of support pledges from several TV manufacturers, the likes of Sony, Toshiba, Samsung, Panasonic, Philips, LG, and Sharp, as well as chip makers Nvidia, Qualcomm, Intel, Imagination, Marvell, MediaTek, RealTek, M-Star, and Broadcom.


Large-screen TVs able to support Google’s VP9 video codec are already unveiled.


During the International CES show in Las Vegas, LG, Panasonic, and Sony will be streaming 4K video from YouTube at their booths.


In the 4K format, videos will be rendered at a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.


Google’s VP9 will enable device manufacturers to stream 4K video from online video services with less buffering and less bandwidth.


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Google's 4K video format to hit TVs, mobile devices, PCs

Google's 4K video format to hit TVs, mobile devices, PCs | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it


Google is working with hardware makers so TVs, smartphones and PCs can play 4K content from YouTube and other streaming services while consuming almost half the bandwidth required by high-definition videos today.

Google has taken steps so TVs, smartphones, tablets and streaming devices are able to play 4K content from YouTube and other streaming services while consuming almost half the bandwidth required by high-definition videos today.

Sony, Samsung, Toshiba, Intel, and other companies have pledged their support for Google's VP9 4K video format.

Users will be able to stream 4K video from Youtube and other services on their devices with support from the hardware companies.

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Google to push royalty-free VP9 4K video codec as H.265 alternative for YouTube

Google to push royalty-free VP9 4K video codec as H.265 alternative for YouTube | Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) | Scoop.it

 

While VP8, Google's initial attempt at a royalty-free video codec, failed to gain much traction, the search giant is now focusing its efforts on ultra-high-resolution 4K video with its new VP9 codec, with a large-scale unveiling with YouTube multiple hardware partners set to take place next week, according to a new report.

 


YouTube Will Debut Super-Low Bandwidth 4K Streaming Next Week:
http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2014/01/rumour-youtube-will-debut-super-low-bandwidth-4k-streaming-next-week/



YouTube to Demo VP9 4K Video Streaming at LG & Sony CES Booths
http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/youtube-ces-201401033547.htm


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