Netflix licences xHE-AAC audio codec

Netflix is now using the xHE-AAC audio codec.  The move was confirmed by Fraunhofer, which has licenced the high-quality codec to Netflix. Netflix is using the xHE-AAC software to encode its entire catalog of TV series, documentaries and feature films across a variety of genres and languages. One of xHE-AAC’s key features for Netflix is […]

Fluendo turns to Fraunhofer for H.265

Digital video technology company Fluendo has teamed up with German research body the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute and is acquiring Fraunhofer’s H.265/HEVC decoder in order to extend HEVC support to Fluendo’s cross-platform multimedia Oneplay software products.  Barcelona-based Fluendo works with cross-platform software open source framework GStreamer, providing products including proprietary codecs, together with their respective […]