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[pcworld]Samsung's Galaxy S4 support next-gen video codec

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What interested us most about the Galaxy S 4’s spec sheet, though, was a four-letter acronym hidden away at the end of the video codec section: HEVC.

HEVC stands for High Efficiency Video Coding — it’s the recently-ratified successor to AVC, otherwise known as H.264. Being the next generation of codec onwards from H.264, HEVC is also referred to as H.265.

H.264 AVC is the bedrock of modern digital video, whether it’s high definition or otherwise. It’s the codec used for Blu-ray video, and it’s used for streaming from YouTube, Vimeo, iTunes, Netflix, and any other video service worth its salt. Some digital TV services around the world transmit in H.264 as well, although Australia uses an older, less efficient standard. Any Blu-ray player supports H.264, any modern computer has hardware decoding for it, and any half-decent tablet or smartphone can play or record video coded in H.264 as well.

H.264 was ratified in early 2003, and has been in widespread use since the middle of that year. HEVC is an entire decade newer, which means a swathe of improvements to video compression algorithms — video encoded in HEVC can be twice as detailed as video encoded in H.264, or can show the same detail as H.264 at half the file size



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mmm... support for H.265 but not Opus....
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How about we start adopting 10-bit first? 10-bit encodes has brought improvements comparable to the introduction of mbtree as well as difference between 8-bit h.264 and xvid. H.265 is still years away from an early seeing an encoder let alone mass adoption
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