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Published on February 11th, 2013 | by Staff Writer


High-Quality Video Streaming Over Internet With ITU-H.265

H.265 is found to be two times more efficient than its predecessor H.264. ITU has approved to use the more efficient video format to make streaming videos in the internet. The H.265 is the video standard, which is also known as HEVC (High efficient Video Coding. The new codec allows the customer to enjoy Full HD 1080p video in low quality streams also and it is highly helpful in reducing the strained broadband load of networks. In addition to this, H.265 will also support the next generation video format to stream with internet speed of 30Mbps or higher. The H.264 was sanctioned in the year 2003 and in online around 80% of the video are H.264 video.

Dr Hamadoun I. Touré

Dr Hamadoun I. Touré, Secretary-General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) since January 2007.

The new H.265 is formed through the collaboration of (MPEG) Moving Picture Experts Group and (VCEG) ITU video coding experts group. The secretary general of ITU, Dr Hamadoun I. Touré said that “the ITU- H.264 has paved way for rapid progression and incredible expansion of video system.”

The whole video industry continues to look ITU and the company has set global benchmark in video compression. He believes that the new video standard will be highly effective and enables next wave in this innovative industry. Some companies like Broadcom, Ericsson, Cyberlink, Mitsubishi, Fraunhofer HHI and NHK are started to implement the new HEVC standard. The H.265 supports 10-bit video and the ITU team is still working hard to create new extensions to the format. The new extension may be created along by adding stereoscopic video support and 12-bit color support.

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