Licenses for use hevc video codec to become cheaper

Dec

20

2015

The developer behind hevc going royalties to be paid by companies to restrict the use of video codec considerably. Besides lower rates will put a limit on the amount that must be paid every year.

On its website, the group HEVC Advance has set put how the pricing structure for use of the hevc codec will look out from now on. Prices are not reduced only so, but do providers of free online content to no longer pay for a license. Further discounts can be negotiated until 50 percent on license fees and there are set price limits. That means that a maximum price per year is used in royalties, depending on the device or the company closes the license.

Companies only need to stream content to mobile devices annually up to $ 40 million to about 37 million, pay for a license. To deliver content to home appliances or 4K TVs is that amount 20 million dollars. Who for all these categories have a license will quit paying “only” $ 60 million. Public broadcasters do not have to pay for the use of the hevc codec for television transmission, as well as commercial stations with ads, and therefore no subscriptions earn their money.

The hevc codec, also known as h265 is the successor to the popular h264 codec and is being used for 4K video. The price drop is probably due to the fact that many companies were of the opinion that the HEVC Advance group asked too much money for a license. Therefore, an alliance of technology companies began to develop an alternative to hevc. Moreover, it is likely that this development is put through.

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