ITU group OKs H.265 video standard to cut bandwidth use in half – Computerworld

IDG News Service – An ITU group has approved a successor to the H.264 video encoding standard, opening the door to future video transmission using only half the bandwidth that’s now required.

The International Telecommunication Union’s H.265 standard is intended to help keep video flowing among smartphones, tablets, TVs and other devices as screen resolutions increase over the next 10 years. It should help to reduce the burden on wired and wireless networks, where video makes up a substantial portion of today’s traffic. Vendors and service providers are expected to phase in the new standard gradually as products and services outgrow the limitations of current technology.

via ITU group OKs H.265 video standard to cut bandwidth use in half – Computerworld.

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