The video standard H.264 changed the way video was delivered on the internet. The next generation could add 4K and 8K capabilities but it may be farther away then previously thought:

Well it might be nearly five more years till you get to use the full power of HEVC or H.265 according to Dan Rayburn over at Streaming Media. Maybe someone forgot to tell Samsung that, as they have decided to add HEVC to their F8500 series plama TV’s, or Broadcom, or ViXS Systems and Rovi Corporation, or NGCodec, or Vanguard Video, or even Sorenson Media, as they have all decided to embrace H.265 / HEVC and roll out products that embrace the new video codec standard.


They say HEVC will need only around half the bit rate of H.264 / MPEG-4 Part 10 ‘Advanced Video Coding’ (AVC), which currently accounts for over 80 per cent of all web video. It is expected that HEVC will unleash a new phase of innovation in video production spanning the whole ICT spectrum, from mobile devices through to Ultra-High Definition TV.

ITU-T’s Study Group 16 has agreed first-stage approval (consent) of the much-anticipated standard known formally as Recommendation ITU-T H.265 or ISO/IEC 23008-2. It is the product of collaboration between the ITU Video Coding Experts Group (VCEG) and the ISO/IEC Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG). | Read the Full Article

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