Archive for the ‘h.264’ Category

Amazon Fires Major Salvo in OTT War with Fire TV

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
Amazon Fires Major Salvo in OTT War with Fire TVAmazon wants to set your TV on FIRE! Oh, wait, they announced the Fire TV, that must be why they have been doing all that Kindle-ing. They have priced their OTT device at $99 but it comes chock full of tech and has the content to back it up. So the question is, will it generate a response with its intended audience, and will the competitors, pardon the pun, fire back?

The Day In Online Video News and Views: October 30th 2013

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
The Day In Online Video News and Views: October 30th 2013A Californian police officer has booked a driver for wearing Google Glass whilst behind the wheel, citing 'Driving with Monitor visible to Driver' as the reason. The law is still unclear on the subject of the wearable device and driving so we can expect more confusion to come.

Google Plus Hangouts to Upgrade to HD

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
Google Plus Hangouts to Upgrade to HDGoogle Plus' Hangouts on Air is getting an HD upgrade. Some of you will be able to take advantage of it now, and the rest of us will have to wait as it rolls out in the next few weeks. Anyway, bandwidth improvements, video codecs, and more had to be improved to make this happen.

Google’s New VP9 Codec: Better Video at Half the Bandwidth?

Thursday, May 16th, 2013
Google's New VP9 Codec: Better Video at Half the Bandwidth?Google wants their new VP9 codec to be royalty-free, but patent disputes could prevent that from happening. Meanwhile, VP9 is supposed to have double the image quality using half the compression of H.264. In other news: H.264 could be H.265 soon, so there's that.

Google Announces New Video Chat Feature And Video Codec

Thursday, May 16th, 2013
Google Announces New Video Chat Feature And Video CodecGoogle's annual developer conference, the I/O, introduced a number of new features including a new video codec aimed at reducing bandwidth, a new cross platform 'all in one' video chat service and a music streaming rival to Spotify. Oh, and they also confirmed the latest YouTube stats.

H.265 Video Codec Approved, Will it Revolutionize Video?

Monday, January 28th, 2013
H.265 Video Codec Approved, Will it Revolutionize Video?H.264 is pretty much the de facto codec for video compression online these days. WebM isn't even supported in Android, nor just about anywhere else. So Google seems to have moved on to other projects instead of pushing for that. Now, H.265 is ready to ...