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The H.265 video format finally approved


After being announced last summer by the Motion Picture Experts Group (MPEG), the new H.265 format has finally been approved by the ITU (International Telecommunications Union).

A compression format that takes over the famous H.264 as used on the web, the H.265 or HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding), promises much better video quality through compression algorithms advertised as being up twice as effective. For simplicity, the same video file could see its size divided by two without any loss of quality. Better, the H.265 should also enable 4K or even 8K video streaming while consuming a reasonable bandwidth.

Remains to be seen when the format is actually launched. If the specifications have been completed, it is necessary that the devices follow the standard and we know that the H.265 is not yet part of the characteristics of the next or future ARM chips AMD GPU, NVIDIA or Intel.

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