Archive for the ‘VP9’ Category

The All You Need Guide to Video Codecs and Compression [Video]

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
The All You Need Guide to Video Codecs and Compression [Video]To an outsider, video codecs can seem almost impossible to understand. But, in reality, the main concepts behind codecs aren't so convoluted, particularly when an expert takes the time to break down the meanings. Filmmaker David Kong has created an excellent video tutorial that does just that.

YouTube Commits to VP9-supported 4K, Asks LG & Sony Along for the Ride

Friday, January 3rd, 2014
YouTube Commits to VP9-supported 4K, Asks LG & Sony Along for the RideGoogle has been trying to get their own video codec off the ground for years and it looks like they finally have the weight of the industry behind them as they demonstrate VP9 enabled 4K video streaming for YouTube at next week's CES show in Las Vegas.

The Week In Video: It’s A Dog’s World

Sunday, July 7th, 2013
The Week In Video: It's A Dog's WorldSo much video news this week but we've managed to squeeze it all into one blog post. Read the latest on Digital Video vs. TV Ad Engagement and Yahoo's purchase of the Qwiki video app. Also we have stats! Did YOU know that 500 years worth of YouTube video are watched on Facebook every day?

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.