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    News - Google's VP9 codec gets major industry backing

    YouTube with partners LG, Panasonic and Sony, will demo 4K streaming at the CES.
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    Re: News - Google's VP9 codec gets major industry backing

    Awesome, another codec with improvements, I wasn't expecting as much of a difference considering the advances MPEG4 brought over MPEG2......but I guess most of these codecs are limited by the SOC hardware that will be decoding them....
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    Re: News - Google's VP9 codec gets major industry backing

    This is a good move as it will help those who have data caps on there interweb provider get more from there tarrif.
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    Re: News - Google's VP9 codec gets major industry backing

    I'm really unhappy with Google (though it's probably the acquired On2 staff, who were notorious for this sort of thing) for their dodgy comparison. PSNR measures... PSNR. Like SSIM, it's not really a wonderful measure of visual encoding quality. Comparing x.264 (tuned for Psy optimisation) to VP9 (tuned for optimum PSNR) is really cheeky.

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    Re: News - Google's VP9 codec gets major industry backing

    It would have been nice to see more direct comparisons with h.265 and VP9.

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    Re: News - Google's VP9 codec gets major industry backing

    Quote Originally Posted by Kushan View Post
    It would have been nice to see more direct comparisons with h.265 and VP9.
    Exactly what I was thinking.

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    Re: News - Google's VP9 codec gets major industry backing

    Yeah...

    At half the bitrate and being royalty free, there will be no question of a war. It's more of a coup d'état.

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    Re: News - Google's VP9 codec gets major industry backing

    Quote Originally Posted by Cog View Post
    Yeah...

    At half the bitrate and being royalty free, there will be no question of a war. It's more of a coup d'état.
    Not really, it's not so much competing with h.264 (the codec it does half the bit rate of), but rather h.265, which has similar characteristics. VP8 went up against h.264, again as royalty-free, yet it didn't gain a huge amount of traction, either.

    VP9 does seem like it's getting much more support, though.

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    Re: News - Google's VP9 codec gets major industry backing

    http://iphome.hhi.de/marpe/download/Performance_HEVC_VP9_X264_PCS_2013_preprint.pdf

    If this is anything to go by then VP9 at the moment is inferior to H.265.

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    Re: News - Google's VP9 codec gets major industry backing

    Anyone know if I download a video using this codec? I wanna try it out.

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    Re: News - Google's VP9 codec gets major industry backing

    H.265 is what sky has been using for its internal 4k tests. It's amazing that better quality is available with even less bandwidth. This will help 4k take up and could even mean we still use blu rays for 4k content.
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