[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] web/index: add native HEVC and VP9 decoder news

Lou Logan lou at lrcd.com
Mon Oct 28 01:03:33 CET 2013

Text by Timothy Gu with very minor changes by me.
 src/index | 21 +++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 21 insertions(+)

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@@ -32,6 +32,27 @@ with the latest developments by subscribing to both the
 <h1>News <a href="main.rss"><img style="vertical-align: middle; margin-left: 6px" src="Feed-icon.png" alt="[RSS]" /></a><a href="https://plus.google.com/108003112428040046828?prsrc=3" rel="publisher" style="text-decoration:none;">
 <img src="gplus-16.png" alt="Google+" style="vertical-align: middle; margin-left: 16px"/></a></h1>
+<a id="hevc_decoder"></a><h3>October 27, 2013, Native HEVC/H.265 and VP9 decoders now in the Git master branch</h3>
+We have incorporated OpenHEVC, which is the first free implementation
+of HEVC, into FFmpeg. A major competitor of VP9, HEVC is a
+next-generation codec based on H.264, backed by Apple, Microsoft, and
+other companies. It is also known as H.265 and MPEG-H Part 2. Like VP9,
+it doubles the coding efficiency of H.264 making transmitting videos
+more efficient. We have also added HEVC demuxing support in TS, MOV,
+and Matroska demuxers. The next step will be adding optimizations and
+SIMD assemblies.
+VP9 is the next generation video codec developed by Google. It is the
+core part of WebM, and is designed to replace VP8 and compete with
+HEVC/H.265. It doubles the quality of VP8 at any given bit rate.
+Previously, FFmpeg only supported decoding VP9 though the reference
+decoder libvpx, but the new native VP9 decoder brings more stability
+and performance gains when compared with libvpx.
 <a id="doom9news"></a><h3>October 05, 2013, Doom9 Forums Compromised</h3>
 It looks like the Doom9 forums were compromised.

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