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YouTube to introduce high-def video streams

Last Updated: Friday, January 3, 2014 - 18:58

Washington: YouTube will be demonstrating high-definition video streams at the Consumer Electronics Show next week.

The new format is advantageous for YouTube and other video streaming sites because it allows them to transmit high-definition, 4K quality streams without slowing down your network.

Other effect is that users can experience a lot less buffering while watching online video.

According to CNET, Google is working hard to ensure that VP9 enjoys broad adoption, and the demo partners include Sony, Panasonic, and LG , who will show off the high-def streams on 4K televisions at their CES booths.

VP9 is a big deal for the Internet, and YouTube's support of it is both an in-house quid pro quo and beneficial for the Internet at large, the report added.

First Published: Friday, January 3, 2014 - 18:58
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