The DVB Project, which regulates digital TV broadcasting standards, recently announced that Versatile Video Coding (VVC H.266) is now part of its broadcasting and/or internet tools. The necessary technology for future changes in digital TV, for example, the adoption of Ultra HD 8K.
MPEG2 was succeeded by MPEG4 (H.264) which was succeeded by HEVC (H.265) which will be succeeded by Versatile Video Coding, also known as VVC or H.266. VVC has now been formally approved for inclusion in future DVB tuners.
What is VVC (H.266)? How is it better than HEVC (H.265)?
VVC (Versatile Video Coding) is a video compression format developed jointly by JVET, VCEG, and MPEG. It is also known under the code names: H.266, ISO / IEC 23090-3, and MPEG-I Part 3. It was finalized two years ago, and the purpose of its creation was to increase the compression efficiency and (hence the name) adapting to the widest possible range of applications.
According to official information, VVC is 50% more efficient than HEVC. This means it only needs half the bandwidth to offer comparable video quality. Theoretically, you can count on 8K resolution, HDR in 4K (3840 × 2160) resolution, and a high refresh rate.
BTW, MediaTek Pentonic 2000 chipset supports H.266 decoding.
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