(2013-02-11 21:19)Shine Wrote: [rant mode]
Unfortunately, they won't. It's history repeating - they are LOOKING for codecs that are incompatible with anything the average watcher is using (and/or require more CPU power to decode than any mainstream box currently has), in order to arrogantly tell everyone to "get a better PC" and "don't complain, it's free".
Just wait for the first, completely broken alpha versions of h.265 encoders. Bet on it, anime encoders will be the first idiots to start using those.
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Well, here's the thing. The anime encoders just want the next best thing. Its not about finding whats the least compatible at all. The whole 10-bit encoding is just f*cking stupid anyway, point blank. Especially with H.265 right around the corner. As an anime watcher, I understand the PQ benefits when it comes to banding and such, but not the file size 'advantage', especially in the early days, when the files were FAR larger anyway. It's just a stupid stop gap that everyone is going to think back and laugh at how stupid it was to even use it. The anime encoders are going to flock to H.265 the same way they did H.264 and MKV. ie, YEARS before anything/anyone else. The only difference is, while it'll be the same pattern as H.264, it'll likely be on a slightly more accelerated schedule. You'll see HW acceleration far sooner, maybe even in the next round of Nvidia/AMD cards in 2014, as this years' stuff is all rehashes.
Hell, pirate movie encoders still use XviD/MP3 for SD, they only recently went to MP4 for SD TV shows, and there was such whiny complaining from the people who download. That's why the XviD and MP4 TV encodes exist side by side. It's a wonder they didn't all go MP4/MKV for everything. So there's NO WAY they will go to 10-bit, they can't even get their ducks in a row.