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BeanBagKing
 
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H.265 and H.265+ Support

by BeanBagKing » Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:12 pm

Topic pretty much says it for this one. Support for H.265 and H.265+ is missing from Sighthound, but available to a wider variety of competing products, third party NVR's, and cameras.

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Re: H.265 and H.265+ Support

by BeanBagKing » Sat Dec 05, 2020 5:02 pm

As noted in the link below, the new camera I'm testing only does H.265. This feature is now a must for me to stay with Sighthound.

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Re: H.265 and H.265+ Support

by visionik » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:54 pm

Some of the changes that are in Sighthound Video 7 will let us add H.265 support in Sighthound Video 7.5.

I know this feature is desired, and now becoming a necessity for some cameras. We've needed to do it in a way that complies with H.265 licensing requirements. We are getting close.

Unfortunately, some of our competitors (heck, even some camera vendors) do not care about appropriately licensing patents and other intellectual property and have added support (without licensing) for H.265, repercussions be damned.

That said, the time for H.265 support has come. Amusingly, because of licensing. Camera vendors want to stop paying BOTH H.264 and H.265 fees.

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-Jonathan


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