Google’s Chrome Android App To Receive HDR Video Support

Google’s Chrome app for Android devices will soon receive support for playing HDR videos, as suggested by two commits recently uncovered in the Chromium Gerrit repository. The commits describe a technique of bringing HDR metadata from a video container to the MediaCodec class, revealing that Google is unsurprisingly relying on a 10-bit VP9 Profile 2 codec. As is always the case with HDR support, this particular feature will only be available on select devices with hardware and software capable of delivering an image with a high dynamic range, though the number of such offerings is now growing on a steady basis. On the software side of things, operating system versions as old as And… |

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