Today, it was announced that Microsoft has joined the HEVC Advance patent pool as a licensee and licensee. We know that HEVC/H.265 is a video codec that has better compression than older codecs.
This is offered in the Microsoft Store as “HEVC Video Extensions” for €0.99, but there are still “HEVC Video Extensions from your device manufacturer” hidden away. We describe you here in more detail.
“We are delighted to welcome Microsoft, one of the world’s best-known and most respected companies and a leader in innovation, to the HEVC Advance Program,” said Peter Muller, CEO of Access Advance. “The fact that Microsoft is the licensee and licensee at the same time and provides basic H.265/HEVC patents for licensing through the HEVC Advance Patent Pool is further evidence of the value of our HEVC Advance Pool license.”
Let’s see what comes out of it.