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
Review: Dish Network’s Hopper With Sling Is the One to Beat
The latest Dish DVR offers integrated Sling functionality and wireless iPad transfers. After thorough testing, we call it a winner.
Ken Santucci, a professor at George Mason University’s Volgenau School of Engineering, teaches Concepts of Multimedia Processing and Transmission, a class so popular, that it has a waiting list each semester. When choosing a textbook for the class, Santucci chose Jan Ozer’s new book, Producing Streaming Video for Multiple Screen Delivery. “The choice was simple,”…Details
OK, a bit melodramatic, but today at Adobe Max, the company’s annual creativity conference, Adobe announced that they were killing the suite to sell the Creative Cloud product which is only available via a periodic license. The primary benefit to the user is that updates are incorporated when available, as opposed to the 18 month…Details