H.265


HEVC patent holder InterDigital makes peace with Huawei

Patent licensing body InterDigital has made peace with Chinese tech giant Huawei, with which it was battling in the courts over intellectual property violations and rate-setting, in a negotiated settlement that will see Huawei use InterDigital’s HEVC video compression patents, as well as patents covering mobile and WiFi technology. InterDigital, said that, with its patent […]

Bitmovin survey unveils streaming trends

Latency is the biggest problem experienced by online video today, multiple codecs and streaming formats will continue to fight for market share and Apple retains a narrow lead as the most widely supported online video platform in a multi-device world. These are some of the findings of the Bitmovin Video Developer Report from video compression […]

EBU to test HEVC rivals as compression battle heats up

Public broadcasters organisation the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has commissioned the University of Applied Sciences of Wiesbaden to carry out a subjective evaluation of competing video compression technologies following growth of interest in the Alliance for Open Media’s AOMedia Video 1 (AV1) codec and the Joint Exploration Model (JEM), developed by the ISO and ITU. […]

Vimeo adds HDR support

Vimeo has added support for high dynamic range (HDR) content and videos of up to 8K resolution. The video service said the update is about providing users with the “highest quality video experience possible”. “With BT.2020 (or Rec.2020) support and wider color gamuts (WCG), your image will now represent over 75% of the colour that […]

Telekom Austria customers become first HEVC pay TV players in Europe

Telekom Austria has completed the upgrade of its white-label DTH satellite platform to the HEVC/H.265 compression format for the Czech and Slovak markets. All video streams on the Telekom Austria direct2home platform for these two markets are now being encoded with HEVC, with High-Efficiency Advanced Audio Coding (HE-AAC) for the audio streams. To complete the […]

New HEVC patent pool outlines royalty pricing, names CEO

HEVC Advance, the new patent pool for intellectual property rights holders that have contributed to the new H.265 compression standard, has announced royalty pricing and a new CEO. 4K TV makers would pay HEVC Advance royalties of US$1.50  a unit, while makers of other devices including set-top boxes and Blu-ray players would pay US$1.10 a […]

Selevision unveils new codec with Full HD at 1Mbps claim

Middle East-based technology and content provider Selevision has unveiled what it describes as a revolutionary new video codec, dubbed Nukodec, that it says will delivery full HD channels at only 1Mbps. Selevision, a subsidiary of Saudi Arabia-based Khusheim Holdings, says that Nukodec is designed to replace both H.264 and HEVC/H.265 and that it will made […]

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 […]

VP9 can help YouTube become more ‘TV like’, says Varela

Google’s VP9 video compression codec, the internet giant’s alternative to the H.265 next-generation video compression standard, can help YouTube deliver a more TV-like experience and provide a better way to overcome bandwidth limitations than financial payment to operators for privileged access to networks, according to Francisco Varela, global director of mobile and platform partnerships, YouTube. […]