The H.266 video codec was recently released, and it was designed for 4K and 8K video streaming. It can operate at these resolutions using half the data like the previous codecs.
Fraunhofer said that if a 90-minute H.265 / HEVC encoded movie was around 10 GB, it would only be 5 GB for the same quality when encoded with the new codec. “Because H.266 / VVC was developed with ultra high resolution video content in mind, the new standard is particularly beneficial when streaming 4K or 8K video to a flat screen TV,” said Fraunhofer. At the same time, it will support all formats from 480p.
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