ITU Approves H.265 / HEVC Video Codec
Phoronix: ITU Approves H.265 / HEVC Video Codec
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on Friday granted first-stage approval for H.265, a.k.a. High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), as the successor to the widely-used H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC video codec...
MPEG LA is going to work with HEVC, so you can expect the same legal situation here as with H264.
Meanwhile Daala codec is of same quality and free.
Please go with open technologies and drop this!
Film Studios should pay for codec technologies, but it should always be free for private and non-commercial entities. Something that MPEG LA never gets.
Last edited by brosis; 01-26-2013 at 10:32 AM.
There is also VP9 coming, see here, as well as the works for a IETF (opus like) supported codec, see here and here.
Last edited by oibaf; 01-26-2013 at 10:41 AM.
Is there any recent SSIM benchmarks of daala and/or VP9 vs h.265? I'm curious how they compare to each other at this point.
VP9 is still WIP, but see here (post 42).
Originally Posted by Prescience500
I don't fully understand the numbers, but if I read it correctly, they are really catching up. Super high quality would need work, but I doubt that would be used much outside of blu-ray movies. It would be awesome if VP9 was good enough to become the next html5 video standard. Even better if it could be the new standard for professional hi-def and video recorders, but we'll probably have to wait for daala or VP10 or better for that as that's probably not Google's main priority.
Then ITU can go to hell. Standards are not meant to pad interests of corporations like MPEG LA or somesuch. Doing so just undermines all idea of standards. If you're forced to pay, there will be strong demand for alternatives anyway. F..k you, MPEG LA.
Originally Posted by brosis