Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Versatile Video Codec (H.266) finalized, will produce 50% smaller files than HEVC (H.265)

After several years of research, Fraunhofer HHI has announced that the Versatile Video Codec (H.266/VVC) standard has been finilized. This was done with the help of several high profile partners: Apple, Ericsson, Intel, Huawei, Microsoft, Qualcomm and Sony. H.266 promises to cut file sizes in half (same for bandwidth requirements for streaming) while maintaining the same visual quality as H.265/HEVC. That’s a massive improvement – keep in mind that something like 80% of all Internet traffic is streaming video. The new codec can handle anything from SD to 8K as well as 360° videos, all...

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