H.265 Expands the HD Streaming Video Universe

The story of video on the web is, at least to our inner pessimist, one of incompatible standardsinconsistent supportinsufficient bandwidth, and lowered expectations. That is why our inner optimist is excited to hear that the International Telecommunications Union has finalized the specifications on the H.265 video standard, which promises to improve over the current codecs by 40-50%. But our inner realist (it’s crowded in here!) is waiting to see how the new standard will play out in the complex market of content providers, hardware vendors, and software developers.