It looks like you think bit rate doesn't mean the same thing as "Mb/s for the video". It does. The abbreviation "Mb" stands for megabits, after all, and the "/s" is a rate of the number of such bits per second
If you have a video and compress it with MPEG4/h.264 and HEVC/h.265 the file size for the latter will be about half as much. That means the bit rate is about half as much to stream it.
It looks like you misread my post. I said:
"All it's saying is that a video takes X MB/s using MPEG4 and X/2 MB/s using H.265 given the same bitrate."
bitrate of the UNCOMPRESSED video. You understand there are TWO DIFFERENT bitrates we are talking about, right? Compressed and Uncompressed. Uncompressed bitrate does not change, but it COULD...
Why do you think YouTube videos look like garbage? Cuz the uploader reduced the UNCOMPRESSED bitrate to reduce the file size.
H.265 reduces the file size while NOT reducing the bitrate of the original uncompressed video.
If you want to be pedantic (even though I clearly stated this in my response), yeah, the "bitrate" of the compressed video gets cut in half.
Personally, I don't care about compressed bitrate, that's DirecTVs problem .
Edited by SledgeHammer, 09 October 2013 - 02:41 PM.