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+ - H.265 OS implementation available

Submitted by Zyrill
Zyrill writes: The Germany based company Stuttgarter Struktur AG has released a free and open source implementation of the H.265 codec also termed "High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC)" which is now available on Github. At the same video quality, H.265 promises roughly half the bitrate as compared to H.264. Also, resolutions up to 8K UHD (7680 × 4320 px) are supported. The software is licensed under LGPL.

Quoting from the homepage where the software is also available for download: "[This software] is written from scratch in plain C for simplicity and efficiency. Its simple API makes it easy to integrate it into other software. Currently, libde265 only decodes intra frames, inter-frame decoding is under construction. Encoding is planned to be added afterwards."
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+ - Facebook censors and threatens users

Submitted by Zyrill
Zyrill writes: A german IT-news site reports that Facebook not only censors user content as reported before it also threatens users that still try to post messages containing references to censored material. The case in question concerns the site Lamebook which is now being sued by Facebook for alleged trademark infringement.

Lamebook apparently snips funny Facebook messages and pictures and lists them on their site. When a user tries to post a link or even mention the word Lamebook on Facebook now, posting of messages is impossible. In an even crasser instance, a user named Kev is threatened by Facebook after posting a joke: he goes "KNOCK KNOCK!" whereupon a Natalie asks "Who's there?" Kev:" LAME..." Nat:" Lame who?" Somebody using the account "Facebook" posts: "Hey Kev, I wouldn't finish that joke if I were you." Compare here

Can anybody confirm this isn't just a hoax? I mean, how sick is this — it's 2010 and not 1984!

Aren't you glad you're not getting all the government you pay for now?

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