YouTube organizes at CES-2014 radio broadcast in 4K resolution




YouTube organizes at CES-2014 radio broadcast in 4K


YouTube will show the possibility of 4K-streaming video of the exhibition CES-2014, which will be held in Las Vegas next week . This will be possible thanks to the use of a new free video codec VP9, ​​developed by Google as an alternative to H.265, the resource GigaOm.

This is not the first attempt to create an open Google and royalty-free alternative to commercial video format. In 2010, the company released a video codec VP8, which was to become the default format for streaming and communications systems in real time without the use of plug-ins. However, these plans did not come true because of the lack of hardware support and fierce opposition from a number of companies interested in using of established and well-known in the market commercial video formats.

At this time, Google has secured strong support hardware partners to promote VP9. The list includes 19 hardware manufacturers, including LG, Panasonic, Sony, ARM, Intel, Broadcom, Marvell, Samsung, Sharp and Toshiba.

Director for International Cooperation YouTube Francisco Varela does not believe the outbreak of war output VP9 video codecs. According to him, VP9 help improve service delivery and end the video buffering. At the same time, the company is in no hurry to abandon support H.265.

Using the new video codec YouTube not only help arrange a higher resolution at a reasonable bit rate, but also significantly reduce the amount of data required for a conventional streaming HD-video.

It is expected that hardware support VP9 will appear first on personal computers and mobile devices, then it will have televisions . Management believes that the use of new video codec which will benefit not only YouTube, but other video hosting.
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