struktur AG / Spreed Online Meeting released libde265 - High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) a video compression standard, successor to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Advanced Video Coding)

HEVC is said to double the data compression ratio compared to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC at the same level of video quality. It can support resolutions up to 8K UHD (8192×4320).

libde265 has been developed from scratch as clean-room implementation. Its standardized API makes it easy to integrate HEVC libde265 into applications such as state-of-the-art web browsers and next-gen video conference systems.

libde265 licensed by struktur AG, Germany under open source LGPL.

libde265 on github:
http://github.com/strukturag/libde265

HEVC / H.265 on Wikipedia:
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Efficiency_Video_Coding

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