YouTube will support Google's next-generation video codec VP9

WebM logoWhile Google's VP8 codec, part of WebM, can't quite be considered a success, it has managed to reach some of its goals. There is now an open-source, patent-free video codec that offers performance close to that of proprietary codecs like H.264.

However, V8 hasn't gained wide adoption and likely never will. Still, Google is moving forward with VP9, the next-generation video codec, based on VP8 but offering improved quality, performance and efficiency.

Whether or not VP9 will fare better than VP8 remains to be seen, but Google will do all it can to support it. In fact, YouTube, which already supports WebM and VP8, will support VP9 as well, as soon as Chrome supports it.

WebM, the container format, will support VP9 for video compression as well as Opus for audio. Opus is another win for those supporting open-source codecs as it's been selected as the default choice for WebRTC communications.

As for VP9, it's now getting ready to reach final form, Google plans to come up with a final spec by June 17.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: codecs, Google, WebM

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

Consumer group recommends iPhone 8 over anniversary model
LTE connections wherever you go and instant waking should come to regular PCs, too
That fiction is slowly becoming a reality
The Snapdragon 845 octa-core SoC includes the Snapdragon X20 LTE modem
Human moderators can help make YouTube a safer place for everyone
Google says Progressive Web Apps are the future of app-like webpages
All 2018 models to sport the 'notch'
The biggest exchange in South Korea, where the BTC/KRW pair is at $14,700 now
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (4)