Tag: MPEG

State of the Union: Distribution Codecs

State of the Union: Distribution Codecs

Video codecs have always been a subject of debate in our industry. With IBC2016 rapidly approaching, it’s the perfect time to refresh on the subject. Let me start out by saying that while HEVC has been deployed over the past several years, the scale of these deployments is being hampered by the licensing terms surrounding…

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Codec du Jour: What’s Next?

Video Codec

You may have noticed that video codecs are a hot topic these days. It all started when Google announced that its VP9 codec would be licensed royalty-free as an alternative to the MPEG HEVC standard for Internet use. VP9 has not gained much traction outside of the YouTube ecosystem, but this did not stop Google…

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What’s the Outlook for HEVC?

Back in January 2013, the HEVC standard was published by ISO, promising to greatly improve video compression efficiency. You may be wondering, what kind of progress has the standard seen since then? Actually, there’s been a bit of action surrounding HEVC lately. In October of 2014, MPEG LA released the licensing terms of HEVC, and…

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