New MPEG standard cuts video bandwidth requirements in half

Techspot.com reports that a new MPEG video standard called High Efficiency Video Coding claims to be twice as efficient as current standards which essentially means that we can expect to download movies twice as fast as before. The format will be able to maintain the same level of quality that we are accustomed to while only requiring half of the bandwidth.

Visual Technology manager Per Fröjdh from Ericsson Research says that video accounts for the majority of data sent over networks today. In fact, Fröjdh believes that 90 percent of all network traffic will be video-related by 2015.

There’s more at http://www.techspot.com/news/49779-new-mpeg-standard-cuts-video-bandwidth-requirements-in-half.html

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