H.265 Video Codec Gets The ITU Seal of Approval

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Blaze589

Does this mean a new GPU is required for hardware acceleration?

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compro01

For a desktop or laptop GPU, I doubt it. Modern GPUs are all-up general purpose processors, just hugely parallel. All they'd need is software.

For phones and tablets, it depends on the exact design of the GPU.

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bobthegoat2001

I was wondering the same thing. I'm guessing that it does.

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goodtime

So about how long before there is a video converter (ideally handbrake) that lets me convert to h.265? Will it use the current .mp4 or .mkv containers?

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Bullwinkle J Moose

Probably mid to late 2014 if this channel blog is accurate >

https://services.handbrake.fr/irclogs/handbrake/handbrake20120816_pg1.html

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stradric

That conversation is almost certainly not accurate. There is already at least one implementation available.
https://code.google.com/p/x265/

It could be relatively very soon before Handbrake supports this. Now as far as how well it all works, it might be until 2014 before all the quirks are worked out.

The fact that we will get 40-60% higher bitrates at the same file size is surely exciting enough to a lot of people so that demand for this feature will be high.

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kixofmyg0t

Slightly misleading title.

It's either twice the pixels OR half the band with really(and even then that's not entirely accurate).

I really hope this will be used to bring the "standard" up to 1080p level video. 4k video isn't REALLY needed yet for streaming or mobile video.

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germanogre

...sooooo...we can expect the telecom companies to cut our bandwidth caps to half of what they currently are, as well?

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AFDozerman

Exactly what I was thinking.

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kevaskous

Prolly!

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