New encoding format will cut video file size in half without losing ultra-high-def resolution

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    by Brandon Vigliarolo July 8, 2020
     
  2. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

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    Awesome stuff, it's about time. This will hopefully also make online streaming less bandwidth hungry. :thumb:
     
  3. Brummelchen

    Brummelchen Registered Member

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    so some need new hardware to watch it. got an ancient computer? yes, you are out of this business next year when streaming services switch codec.
     
  4. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    But can it play Crysis?
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    I've seen 1080p movies on Netflix, that depending on the distance to the screen, can look about the same as BluRay, or when sitting closer, look way worse than BluRay. Hopefully, the new encoding format will not only be used to keep to quality and cut the bandwith in half, but use the lower bandwith to increase quality.
     
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