Google VP9 4K Streaming20 Jan 2014, Posted by Onlinelib Blog in
Google’s VP9 4K, a video format that consumes close to half the bandwidth necessary to stream high-definition videos, is getting a round of support pledges from several TV manufacturers, the likes of Sony, Toshiba, Samsung, Panasonic, Philips, LG, and Sharp, as well as chip makers Nvidia, Qualcomm, Intel, Imagination, Marvell, MediaTek, RealTek, M-Star, and Broadcom.
Large-screen TVs able to support Google’s VP9 video codec are already unveiled.
During the International CES show in Las Vegas, LG, Panasonic, and Sony will be streaming 4K video from YouTube at their booths.
In the 4K format, videos will be rendered at a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.
Google’s VP9 will enable device manufacturers to stream 4K video from online video services with less buffering and less bandwidth.