YouTube clocks 25 billion hours of VP9 video views

YouTube has revealed that in the past year viewers have watched more than 25 billion hours of video encoded using its VP9 compression standard. Announcing the milestone, the video site said that it supports the open-source codec as it brings HD and 4K video quality at “half the bandwidth used by other known codecs.” “VP9 […]

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. […]

YouTube gearing up for 4K, admits HTML5 flaws

Google is set to migrate all the videos on YouTube to its recently launched VP9 compression standard as this offers the “best path to 4K video,” according to Google executive Matt Frost.  Speaking at the OTTtv World Summit, Frost, who head of strategy and partnerships for Google Chrome, said that “4K is the new 3D,” […]