I hosted a panel on HEVC at Streaming Media East in Manhattan on May 21, 2013. Just after the session ended, Beet.tv’s Andy Plesser asked me what Akamai, Rovi and Elemental had revealed during the discussion, and how the cloudy royalty picture may slow down HEVC adoption. Here are the excerpts.
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Motivated by their perception of being short-changed in H.264 royalty revenues, HEVC/H.265 intellectual property (IP) owners seem to be in no hurry to formulate a cohesive and rational royalty policy, delaying the very royalties that they covet. I had the pleasure of hosting a panel at Streaming Media East entitled Understanding the Significance of HEVC/H.265.…Details
As you probably know, Googles VP9 is the successor to VP8 in WebM and a competitive technology to HEVC/H.265. I reported here that patent claims from Nokia present a red flag to potential adapters, but Google keeps pressing ahead, and lots of potential users are taking notice. CNET’s Steven Shankland has been following the release…Details
Download my handout for the Streaming Media East Seminar, Encoding for Multiscreen Delivery. Here’s the description. Learn how to create a set of video files that will play on all devices, from smartphones to computers and OTT devices. The class starts by exploring key concepts like protocol and container format and technologies like HTTP Live…Details
VP9 Is Almost Here, But a Nokia Patent Fight Might Have it DOA
Google plans to release the VP9 codec in less than a month. While it sounds promising, deep-pocketed companies will want to hold off on adoption.
VP9 is the successor to VP8, the video codec that Google open sourced and included in WebM. It’s also the only major competitor to H.265/HEVC. In a series of blog posts last week, Google detailed the final release schedule for VP9 and a few other implementation details. These posts also indicated that YouTube plans to…Details
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