Versatile Video Codec (H.266) standard finalised
Following three years of research, the Fraunhofer HHI (Heinrich Hertz Institute) has announced the new H.266 codec, also known as the Versatile Video Coding (VVC) codec, has been finalised. The H.266 codec is expected to to maintain the visual quality of the current H.265 codec, also known as High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), but the file size is will be about 50 per cent smaller. That would mean the codec will be able to efficiently transport high-resolution content, such as 4K or 8K media, through mobile networks. It also supports HDR content and 360-degree videos.