The redefined Google's VP9 video codec ; YouTube might use it

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The redefined Google's VP9 video codec ; YouTube might use it

  • 2013-05-11 11:28:18
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News / Internet The redefined Google's VP9 video codec ; YouTube might use it
One of the biggest video sites on the world of web will use Google's next-generation video compression technology after it's fully denominated on the coming June 17.

the latest reports from tech zone says that the Google plans to finish its defined VP9 video codec on June 17, providing a date on which the company will be able to start using the next-generation compression technology in Chrome and on YouTube.

Matt Frost, senior business product manager for the WebM Project, said in a blog post Friday that on Last week, we hosted over 100 guests at a summit meeting for VP9, the WebM Project's next-generation open video codec. We were particularly happy to welcome our friends from YouTube, who spoke about their plans to support VP9 once support lands in Chrome,." Google's famous project WebM is for freeing Web video from royalty constraints; at present ,the WebM technology combines VP8 with the Vorbis audio codec. three years ago at the Google I/O show ,Google unveiled WebM , but VP8 remains a relative rarity compared to today's dominant video codec, H.264.Because VP9 transmits video more efficiently than the current VP8 codec, the move will be a major milestone for Google and potential Web-video allies such as Mozilla that hope to see royalty-free video compression technology spread across the Web. However, even VP8 is still dogged by a patent-infringement concern from Nokia, and VP9 hasn't yet run the intellectual property gauntlet.

Those using H.264 must pay patent royalties, and its successor, HEVC aka H.265, follows the same model.

H.265 is more efficient than H.264, offering comparable video quality at half the number of bits per second, and Google and its allies hope to bring a similar performance boost going from the current VP8 codec to VP9. That could help with mobile devices with bad network connections and could cut network costs for those with streaming-video expenses
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