Xbox One Update Adds HEVC 10-bit Codec Support

Bullet Jun 6, 2015

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    Bullet Guest

    A recent update for the Xbox One which was rolled out yesterday (6/5/2015) patched some stability issues along with adding support for a new video codec.

    Major Nelson Tweeted yesterday that the Xbox One would be getting an update that would not feature any new changes, but was instead a stability update.

    The official Xbox support website details exactly what was in the update, which can be seen below:
    OS version: 6.2.12998.0 (xb_rel_1506.150601-2200) fre
    Release date
    New or updated features
    Multiplayer & Party Chat updates
    • Fix to address multiplayer issues across a few titles.
    • Made some small updates to the Party app to help team better understand issues reported by the community.
    Game Bundles update
    • Fixed an issue where certain type of disc-based bundled games would not properly install
    10-bit HD High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) platform support added
    • 10-bit HD HEVC enables video streaming apps, like NetFlix, to use lower bandwidth to deliver HD quality video streams. 10-bit Ultra color increases the video color precision from 8-bits to 10-bits - with 8-bits you only get 16 million colors, but with 10-bit Ultra color precision you get 1 billion life-like colors that makes your video more vibrant.
    Along with addressing some stability issues, we can also see that support for 10-bit HD high efficiency video codec, also known as 'HEVC' was added.

    With the addition of the new 'HEVC' video codec we should expect to see some new features and updates, announced at E3 later this month. Microsoft already teased that there will be a few surprises at E3 about the Xbox One’s system software. What are your thoughts, we instantly think 4k!
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2015
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    HenryWinkler Newbie

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    4k that's great news

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