Opera for iOS compresses video to save on mobile data




Opera brings the latest version of the mobile browser Mini Thursday to iOS devices. The browser can receive compressed videos, making them play more smoothly on mobile internet and at the same time consume less data.

The video can be activated by pressing the Video Boost option enable in Opera Mini with Turbo Mode. Skyfire the compression technique has been designed under the name Rocket Optimizer. Opera got Skyfire and a half years ago in hands . The service ensures that videos that the user requests to be transcoded Skyfires cloud servers. Based on the available bandwidth of the Rocket Optimizer optimizes videos include bitrate, by resolution, frame rate, sample rate of the audio, etc. to match. Among other providers of mobile internet service already used to reduce the load on their data network. It is the first time that the Rocket Optimizer is integrated in a browser.

The browser Opera Mini 9 could compress all other content, such as images and text, so that less data needs to be retrieved. In addition to the extra speed it brings, it is cost-effective for people with such a data limit.

There is also a Mini Mode. It could be used to save even more mobile data. The company claims that normal websites to ninety percent of the data can be saved. However, it would be primarily to static pages, because the mode collides according to Cnet with applications written in javascript. Users can also choose not to use the modes.


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