Phones next year might fit those 1080p videos in much smaller sizes, thanks to the upcoming H.265 codec

Phones next year might fit those 1080p videos in much smaller sizes, thanks to the upcoming H.265 codec
How about HD videos encoded in today's non-HD file sizes? Or 1080p footage that takes much less space than what we have today from Full HD smartphone cameras? Or streaming high-res videos with much less data charges to pay for?

Those goodies might be coming as soon as next year, due to the MPEG group's drafted standard of the H.265 video codec, which is the heir of today's hotly contested H.264 that most phones use for playback and capture out of the box.

H.265 has twice the efficiency of the current popular video standard, opening the doors for much less bandwidth utilization while streaming videos on the go, which those who pay through the nose for Verizon's LTE and the like will certainly appreciate.

Ericsson's Research Manager for Visual Technology Per Fröjdh, who also serves as chairman of the Swedish MPEG delegation, commented that we might actually see it in phones and tablets before it reaches our TVs:

source: Ericsson via 9to5Mac



1. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Hmmmm,,. Interesting

2. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

I still think Full-HD screens is a waste on a smartphone. We'll probably be able to appreciate Full-HD glory on 7" above devices and that's where these technology should go.

5. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

and what this call for "High Definition" screens is doing is making companies make Larger phones that are really unnecessary.

3. i_am_aman

Posts: 13; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

HD video in non HD file size...!!!

4. Awaragardiyan unregistered

That's great!

6. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Something very useful

7. theoak

Posts: 324; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Here's to hoping a software upgrade in the OS can enable this. I love my new iPad. I hate the fact that a 4 minute record is like 1/2 a GB. I have to down convert to 360P to post in a reasonable time. 1080P looks great! Hard to "move around" though.

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