“H.265 benchmarked: Does the next-generation video codec live up to expectations?
H.264 has been a huge success. It’s a flexible codec standard that’s used by streaming services, satellite providers, and for Blu-ray discs. It’s scaled remarkably well since it was first proposed and is capable of handling 3D, 48-60 fps encodes, and even 4K. The Blu-ray disc standard doesn’t currently include provisions for some of these technologies, but the H.264 codec itself is capable of handling them.
The problem with H.264, however, is that while it can handle these types of encodes, it can’t do so while simultaneously keeping file sizes low.A new standard is necessaryto push file/stream sizes back down while driving next-generation adoption, and that’s where H.265 comes in. It’s designed to utilize substantially less bandwidth thanks to advanced encoding techniques and a more sophisticated encode/decode model.”
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taken from “http://www.extremetech.com/”