Google Hangouts Going HD

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HD video is coming to Google Hangouts. According to reports, some users may already have the update and not even realize it. We forgot hangouts even existed. Either way, some folks out there may welcome the update.

Google Hangouts allows users to video chat with each other. It’s also said to be part of Google’s switch from the H.264 (AVC) codec to VP8, which is a format owned by Google.

According to TheNextWeb, this is because Hangouts ran into problems when multiple people went into video chat. The new format would improve the quality of the calls.

Most people won’t notice the change, says the report. They will only notice a change in video quality.

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