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ITU-T H.265 (V4) (12/2016)

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High efficiency video coding
Recommendation ITU-T H.265 | International Standard ISO/IEC 23008-2 represents an evolution of the existing video coding Recommendations (ITU-T H.261, ITU-T H.262, ITU-T H.263 and ITU-T H.264) and was developed in response to the growing need for higher compression of moving pictures for various applications such as Internet streaming, communication, videoconferencing, digital storage media and television broadcasting. It is also designed to enable the use of the coded video representation in a flexible manner for a wide variety of network environments. The use of this Recommendation | International Standard allows motion video to be manipulated as a form of computer data and to be stored on various storage media, transmitted and received over existing and future networks and distributed on existing and future broadcasting channels.

This revision adds screen content coding extensions profiles, scalable range extensions profiles, additional high throughput profiles, additional supplement enhancement information, additional colour representation identifiers, and corrections to various minor defects in the prior content of the Specification.

This Recommendation | International Standard was developed jointly with ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11 (MPEG) and corresponds in a technically aligned manner to ISO/IEC 23008-2.
Approval date: 2016-12-22
Identical standard:ISO/IEC 23008-2 (Twinned)
Provisional name:H.HEVC
Approval process:AAP
Status: Superseded
Maintenance responsibility: ITU-T Study Group 16
Further details: Patent statement(s)
Development history
[7 related work items in progress]
Ed. ITU-T Recommendation Status Summary Table of Contents Download
5 H.265 (V5) (02/2018) In force - - Not available
4 H.265 (V4) (12/2016) Superseded
3 H.265 (V3) (04/2015) Superseded
2 H.265 (V2) (10/2014) Superseded
1 H.265 (04/2013) Superseded