Can the consoles support h.265

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#1 Posted by slipknot0129 (5832 posts) -

H.265 is pretty cool. It allows for much more quality vs download size. I know computers will have it. Will the consoles have it? Or is it like the cell phones and they have to have new hardware to allow h.265?

I have slow internet and I use anything to get the most out of my internet. I have 1 mbps internet.

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#2 Posted by lundy86_4 (48568 posts) -

No news yet. A Google search would have answered this. People are speculating possible support, but that's it.

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#3 Posted by MonsieurX (36751 posts) -

Probably not the ps4 since it's not a multimedia device

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#4 Posted by _Matt_ (10433 posts) -

@MonsieurX said:

Probably not the ps4 since it's not a multimedia device

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#5 Posted by slipknot0129 (5832 posts) -

I though it would be like pc. Pc can just get h.265 though software updates. The consoles have desktop parts. So shouldnt it work that way?

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#6 Posted by MonsieurX (36751 posts) -

@slipknot0129 said:

I though it would be like pc. Pc can just get h.265 though software updates. The consoles have desktop parts. So shouldnt it work that way?

Maybe if they had Alienware parts

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#7 Edited by CrownKingArthur (5262 posts) -

nah unfortunately these consoles are locked down pretty tight. i guess a firmware update could do h.265 decoding in an efficient manner. but i'm not on the development team.

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#8 Edited by Nonstop-Madness (9845 posts) -

I would assume so. They'll also eventfully support MPEG-DASH as well.

Even though Sony isn't necessarily promoting the PS4 as a multimedia device, they'll definitely support a fulls suite of multimedia capabilities down the road - the PS3 was the most popular device for Netflix (aside from PC). The PS4 and Xbox One are two huge new multimedia markets.

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#9 Edited by ronvalencia (25410 posts) -
@slipknot0129 said:

H.265 is pretty cool. It allows for much more quality vs download size. I know computers will have it. Will the consoles have it? Or is it like the cell phones and they have to have new hardware to allow h.265?

I have slow internet and I use anything to get the most out of my internet. I have 1 mbps internet.

X1/PS4's AMD Jaguar CPUs has support for Intel AVX extensions and AMD's GCN compute resources.

Read http://us.hardware.info/reviews/5156/6/amd-a10-7850k-kaveri-review-amds-new-apu-extras-trueaudio-and-new-uvd

AMD and Telestream developed H.265/HEVC acceleration via AMD's HSA stack.

Together with Telestream, AMD has developed HEVC codec that uses HSA that's able to play 4K HEVC content on Kaveri with a very low load on the CPU. It's unclear how and when that codec will become available to consumers, but the fact that the chip is specifically suitable for 4K HEVC is great news if you want to build an HTPC. AMD also wants HSA to be used for Open Source projects, so it wouldn't surprise us if they release an HSA-compatible OpenCL open source H.265 codec

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Sony is a member of AMD's HSA foundation http://hsafoundation.com/

PS4's GCN (AMD Liverpool APU) has 8 ACE unit count is like RadeonHD R9-290/R9-290X. http://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/2085/playstation-4-gpu.html

AMD Temash SoC's GCN has 4 ACE unit count.

From http://us.hardware.info/reviews/5156/6/amd-a10-7850k-kaveri-review-amds-new-apu-extras-trueaudio-and-new-uvd

AMD Kaveri APU's GCN has 8 ACE units.

AMD's ACE = Asynchronous Compute Engines.