Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

HEVC, which stands for High Efficiency Video Coding, is a video compression standard that is also known as H.265. It is the successor to the H.264 standard and was officially ratified on April 13, 2013 by the JCT-VC (Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding).

The JCT-VC is comprised of members of both the Motion Pictures Experts Group and the Video Coding Experts Group who came together specifically to develop the HEVC standard. Theoretically, HEVC/H.265 offers double the compression ratio of H.264 (the video uses one-half the amount of data), without a reduction in video quality.

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