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YouTube to showcase 4K streaming using VP9 codec at CES

By Shawn Knight · 5 replies
Jan 2, 2014
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  1. YouTube will be on hand during next week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to showcase 4K video streaming. But instead of using the traditional H.265 video codec to get the job done, the Google-owned company will rely on a...

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  2. HurpityDurp111

    HurpityDurp111 TS Rookie

    existing in or as part of a tradition; long-established.
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    synonyms: long-established, customary, time-honored, established, classic, accustomed, standard, regular, normal, conventional, usual, orthodox, habitual, set, fixed, routine, ritual; More

    4K and HEVC aren't even remotely close to being mainstream. There isn't any traditional codec for 4K. What you meant to say is HEVC is highly anticipated to be everyone's favorite codec for 4K.

    Which pretty much means that this entire article hinges on a completely faulty headline. No doubt, click bait.

    "the executive said this certainly isn’t a war of the video codecs and left open the possibility that YouTube might add H.265 support at some point."

    Bull. ****. Google was rushing fast adoption of their codecs. For what reason? Google has Google Chrome, and most phones and tablets are using Android. Google is already dominating a significant number of platforms for which it can deploy VP9 or WebM or WebP. If Google wasn't worried, they wouldn't bother encouraging anyone to adopt their formats quickly. They would let developers adopt at their own leisure.

    Plus there was some **** about H.264 going free. To what extent, I can't remember. Point is, a war is brewing. lol HEVC will likely be a dominant codec for use with next gen video disc formats, as well as streaming companies like Netflix. Google wants to avoid supporting HEVC so that they can force VP9 support in all major browsers and devices.

    Microsoft doesn't give a **** about VP9, nor does Mozilla.
  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,456   +1,734

    Since when H.265 is considered traditional? It is anything but, H.264 is the traditional video codec as of yet.
  4. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,363   +67

    And the browser now needs at least 3 gigs of memory to work. In the mainframe days we had 200 users on 5 meg of memory in the entire computer and it ran background (batch) jobs also.

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +102

    I might find it hilarious if the video they attempt to use gets taken down for copyright infringement
  6. kissx

    kissx TS Enthusiast Posts: 64

    With my internet speed, I'm lucky if I can stream in 480p.

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