Video playback is one common case scenario where efficiency is crucial and where a lengthy battery life is an infrequently found godsend. But what you may not realize is that the video player itself, and the format your videos are encoded in, can also have an impact on power consumption.
Google has quietly started to roll out HD video quality for Hangouts as part of a larger move toward open standards that will one day allow the social network to offer video chat in browsers without the need for plug-ins.
Last week at I/O 2013, Google said it is nearly finished developing the new royalty-free VP9 video codec. The new specification is available now for testing, and will be officially finalized on June 17, reports CNET.
In an effort to maintain an unencumbered experience for users, the Mozilla Foundation is reconsidering its stance against supporting H.264 video. If the organization decides to relax its policy for using only open standards, we can expect to see H.264…