Facebook will start up about working on video compression




Facebook has acquired start-up Quickfire Networks. The company claims to have a compression algorithm that allows videos without visible quality can be substantially compressed.

How Facebook has paid for the acquisition of start-up, was not disclosed. The acquisition is confirmed by QuickFire Networks. The company also indicated that some of his staff for immediate Facebook will work and that the current work of the start-up will be phased out.

Quick Fire Networks has a compression algorithm has been developed which makes it possible to compress video material reaching so that they also play on slower Internet connections are well off. It is a proprietary compression method would be particularly suitable for streaming video.

Facebook might want to use the technology of Quickfire to create videos that are placed on its social networking service more accessible. According to Facebook, there are daily more than a billion videos viewed through its platform. Also, the number of shared videos greatly increased.


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