YouTube has today revealed that they will be demoing 4K streaming at CES next week, using its self-built VP9 codec rather than the commonly used H.265 commercial codec, due to the fact that VP9 uses half the data than what H.265 needs, allowing users to stream without too much lag.

Despite which, YouTube has announced that it may also use the H.265 codec at some point anyway, due to the fact that many manufactures are already using the codec.

The codec was actually first announced last year when the company tried to launch it, but later found it to be unready, thankfully this time around the codec will be supported by chipset developers like ARM, Intel and Broadcom as well as by LG, Samsung, Panasonic, Sony, Sharp and Toshiba.

The codec will not be launched until 2015 however.

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