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MPEG has announced the HEVC codec, which halves video bitrate without harming quality.
Windows 8 will not include DVD playback, Microsoft has confirmed, unless users buy the Media Centre Pack.
Google has launched a new VP8 implementation, this time aimed at still images.
The MPEG LA has revoked its deadline, meaning H.264 is now free for streaming services.
Tests of Google's WebM video codec by a videoconference firm show it beating H.264.
The latest release of the VLC Player brings hardware decoding of H.264 video to some platforms.
The next version of Firefox - possibly due later this month - will support Google's WebM codec.
Sonic Solutions has announced a $323 million deal to buy video compression specialist DivX.
Intel has hinted that if Google's WebM codec takes off it could add acceleration to its Atom processors.
The Mozilla Foundation has put the Wikimedia Foundation in charge of a $100,000 grant to improve the Ogg Theora and Vorbis media codecs.
COMPUTEX 2008: Intel and Nvidia are still sitting in a tree in their war of facts and friction. Intel says video encoding is better on the CPU.
DivX and Sony are officially partnering up to get support for the popular video codec in the PlayStation 3 in the near future. Good news all round!
COMPUTEX 2007: We sat down (on a towel) and DTS showed us a demonstration of Master HD: the new lossless codec used on HD media.
HD DVD drives will work just fine in Vista, but Microsoft has confessed that users may have to buy 3rd party plugins for movie playback. Is this Media Center all over again?
The US is way ahead of Europe when it comes to tomorrow’s entertainment technology, but that doesn’t mean you can’t build it for yourself.
October 14 2021 | 15:04
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