Qualcomm To Put Adaptive-Bitrate Video Standard On More Phones

AMSTERDAM — Delivering adaptive-bitrate video streaming efficiently to smartphones could soon get much easier, with mobile chip maker Qualcomm pledging to use the MPEG-DASH video standard in a broader range of devices. “We believe it is the right direction for the video industry,” Qualcomm senior product manager Aytec Biber tells Beet.TV in this video interview […]

 

Adaptive MPEG Streams Gain Backing From Microsoft, Others

AMSTERDAM — At the International Broadcasting Convention, a video standard that enables high-quality live streaming from conventional HTTP servers took a step forward to satisfy content rightsholders. Microsoft announced the next version of its forthcoming PlayReady digital rights management standard would support the so-called MPEG-DASH standard in Windows 8.1 and Internet Explorer 11. “You can […]

 

Rovi tries to crack video compression’s chicken-and-egg problem

Six months after H.265, branded “High Efficiency Video Encoding (HEVC)”, was ratified as the successor to the widely-used H.264 video compression standard, there is lingering suspicion that adoption will be as rapid as its forebear. But video tech firm Rovi has given the new standard one shot in the arm by unveiling the latest version […]

 

Rovi bets consumers will push Hollywood’s HEVC adoption

AMSTERDAM — The next-generation video compression codec to succeed the popular H.264 standard promises up to 50 percent smaller video sizes for cheaper online transmission – if the industry can ignite both consumer demand and producer inertia. To jump-start adoption of the so-called “High-Effiency Video Compression” (HEVC) – or H.265 – codec, video tech firm […]