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UN Group OKs New Video Format to Save Bandwidth


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JL
- 594 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The U.N. telecommunications agency says its members have agreed upon a new compression format that could dramatically cut the amount of Internet bandwidth currently used by video files.



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JL A. (275)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 12:35 pm
UN group OKs new video format to save bandwidth
Associated Press Sat, Jan 26, 2013

GENEVA (AP) The U.N. telecommunications agency says its members have agreed upon a new compression format that could dramatically cut the amount of Internet bandwidth currently used by video files.

The International Telecommunication Union says the format, or codec, known as H.265 would require just half the amount of data needed by its predecessor, H.264.

The Geneva-based agency says videos encoded using the H.264 format which is favored by devices such as Apple's iPad currently account for two-fifths of web traffic.

ITU said in a statement late Friday the new H.265 codec could pave the way for "the next wave of innovation," such as faster movie downloads and higher-quality video streaming.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 30, 2013, 11:37 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Annabelle T. (1)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 3:04 am
Interesting. Thanks!
 

JL A. (275)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 8:09 am
You are welcome Natalie and Annabelle!
 
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