In the News 2019-06-12T09:41:56-04:00

Latest News on AOMedia and AV1

News on the subject of AOMedia and the creation and adoption of its revolutionary new AV1 video codec is fast and furious. Below is an up-to-date resource of AOMedia and AV1 in the news.

Firefox 67 enables AV1 video decoder ‘dav1d’, by default on all desktop platforms

Packt – May 27, 2019

Last week, Mozilla announced the release of Firefox 67, with many performance enhancing features to make Firefox “faster than ever”. On Thursday, Nathan Egge and Christopher Montgomery wrote a blogpost explaining the importance of high performance, royalty free AV1 video decoder, called ‘dav1d’. This feature is now enabled by default on all desktop platforms of Mozilla (Windows, OSX and Linux) for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.

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SME ’19: Twitch’s Tarek Amara Talks Multi-Codec Streaming

StreamingMedia – May 27, 2019

Tim Siglin: Welcome back to Streaming Media East 2019. I’m Tim Siglin, Contributing Editor with Streaming Media magazine and the founding executive director of not for profit Help Me! Stream. And today I’m honored to have with me Tarek Amara of Twitch. What’s your title now at Twitch?

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SME ’19: Twitch’s Tarek Amara Talks Multi-Codec Streaming Learn more about multiple-codec content delivery at Streaming Media’s next event.

Streaming Media – May 27, 2019

Welcome back to Streaming Media East 2019. I’m Tim Siglin, Contributing Editor with Streaming Media magazine and the founding executive director of not for profit Help Me! Stream. And today I’m honored to have with me Tarek Amara of Twitch. What’s your title now at Twitch?

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What’s in the latest Firefox update? Mozilla gives the gas, lays on new privacy options

Computerworld – May 23, 2019

Mozilla this week shipped Firefox 67 for Windows, macOS and Linux with performance improvements that – when added to improvements that over the past year – make the browser 80% faster, according to the company.

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Firefox 67 adds speed improvements for desktop, a new Search widget on Android

XDA Developers – May 22, 2019

Mozilla’s Firefox isn’t the most popular web browser around, but it’s almost the only competitor left for Google Chrome. Its open-source nature and the focus on privacy are just some of the features that let Firefox stay relevant in the market. The development team behind the product always work hard to improve user experience by fixing the bugs and expanding the functionality. Mozilla just pushed version 67 of Firefox on desktop and Android platforms. Most of the changes are hidden under the hood, but there are some noticeable ones.

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Firefox 67 claimed to be “up to 80pc faster than a year ago”

Hexus – May 22, 2019

Mozilla has updated its Firefox browser with the emphasis on speed improvements. However, speed isn’t the only improvement under the bonnet in Firefox 67, there are compelling improvements to Firefox Quantum’s already stand-out privacy features and customisation options.

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HEVC IP Owners Are Killing the Golden Goose Over Royalties

StreamingMedia – May 22, 2019

Recent input at Streaming Media East reveals HEVC to be a diverse and powerful technology that many publishers have permanently eschewed due to unclear royalty policies and excessive royalty demands. I don’t mean this to be (yet another) bash-the-greedy-HEVC-IP-owners post, but a continuation on the cautionary tale on how HEVC IP owners have potentially killed the goose that could have laid the golden egg. With VVC coming down the pike, it’s a story that can’t be told too often.

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Mozilla Firefox 67 Is Now Available for All Supported Ubuntu Linux Releases

Softpedia – May 22, 2019

The Firefox 67 web browser arrived on May 21st, 2019, and promises to be the fastest Firefox release to date thanks to the numerous internal performance improvements implemented by Mozilla. Firefox 67 also comes with a built-in crypto miner and fingerprinter blocker, and a much-improved Private Browsing mode.

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Mozilla’s Firefox gets even faster

Fudzilla – May 22, 2019

Mozilla today launched Firefox 67 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android which doubles down on performance and privacy. Firefox 67 includes deprioritising least commonly used features, suspending unused tabs, faster startup, blocking of cryptomining and fingerprinting, Private Browsing improvements, voice input in the Android search widget, and more.

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Faster Firefox 67 blocks fingerprinting, crypto-naughtiness

CNET – May 21, 2019

A year and a half after introducing its first Quantum-branded version of Firefox, Mozilla is still working to speed up its web browser.

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Firefox 67 adds even more speed and some extra privacy

The Inquirer – May 21, 2019

THE MOZILLA FOUNDATION has released the latest version of its Firefox browser, promising it is ‘faster than ever’. Firefox 67 continues improvements brought by the ‘Quantum Engine’ released last year, which has brought Firefox back in line with its competitors in terms of speed and performance.

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Firefox 67 adds even more speed and some extra privacy

The Inquirer – May 21, 2019

THE MOZILLA FOUNDATION has released the latest version of its Firefox browser, promising it is ‘faster than ever’. Firefox 67 continues improvements brought by the ‘Quantum Engine’ released last year, which has brought Firefox back in line with its competitors in terms of speed and performance.

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Firefox 67 arrives with new performance and privacy features, voice search widget on Android

VentureBeat – May 21, 2019

Mozilla today launched Firefox 67 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. The 10th release since Mozilla’s big Firefox Quantum launch in November 2017 doubles down on performance and privacy.

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Firefox 67 focuses on speed, while adding new privacy controls for cryptomining and fingerprinting

TechSpot – May 21, 2019

With the release of Firefox 57 in 2017, Mozilla rebranded its open-source browser as Firefox Quantum and outlined ambitions to take the fight to market leader Google. Since then, Mozilla has steadily changed the look and feel of Firefox, and added functions such as Firefox Send, Facebook Container, and Firefox Monitor.

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Firefox 67 launches with WebRender and cryptomining blocker

Neowin – May 21, 2019

Mozilla has now released Firefox 67 into the mainstream for users to acquire via its website as a download or as an upgrade via the browser. The release is a notable one as it brings support for WebRender, the ability to block cryptomining and browser fingerprinting from the Content Blocking preferences, and support for the new AV1 video codec on Linux which allows for the transmission of high-quality video efficiently, without the need for paying royalty fees.

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Firefox 67 Released With Cryptominer Blocking, Performance Boost

BLEEPINGCOMPUTER – May 21, 2019

Mozilla has officially released Firefox 67 to the Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android release channels. This version comes with cryptominer and fingerprinter blocking, WebRender, changes to Private Browsing, increased ARM64 support, and improved performance.

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Firefox 67.0 Released With Better Performance, Switches To Dav1d AV1 Decoder

Phoronix – May 21, 2019

Mozilla set sail Firefox 67.0 this morning as the newest version of this web browser and the update is heavy on the feature front.

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Firefox is about to get much, much faster

Engadget – May 21, 2019

Firefox got speedy last year when its Quantum browser rolled out — now it’s set to get even faster. The latest release rolling out today prioritizes its performance management “to-do” list with a set of features that’ll load pages up to 40-80 percent quicker. The browser will now suspend idle tabs, delay lesser-used scripts and skip unnecessary work during start-ups.

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Firefox is now faster than ever, give it a try today

MSPoweruser – May 21, 2019

Mozilla Firefox 67 is now available for download and it comes with improved performance, new privacy features, accessibility improvements and more. To make Firefox faster than ever, Mozilla made several changes including skipping a bunch of unnecessary work during subsequent start-ups, suspending idle tabs and more.

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Firefox Now Has Fingerprinting and Crypto-mining Protection

Security Week – May 21, 2019

Mozilla this week released Firefox 67 to the stable channel with improved protection against tracking and with fingerprinting and crypto-mining protection capabilities.

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Firefox update debuts WebRender, updated AV1 decoder

Devloper – May 21, 2019

Firefox has been updated with a range of significant performance improvements, but developers will be most interested in WebRender’s rollout and the updated AV1 decoder.

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Firefox update debuts WebRender, updated AV1 decoder

Developer Tech – May 21, 2019

Firefox has been updated with a range of significant performance improvements, but developers will be most interested in WebRender’s rollout and the updated AV1 decoder. WebRender is Mozilla’s next-gen GPU-based 2D rendering engine. The technology aims to make browsing feel smoother by moving core graphics rendering processes to the GPU.

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Firefox update is all about speed and fingerprinting protection

TechCrunch – May 21, 2019

Mozilla is currently rolling out Firefox version 67 on Windows, macOS and Linux. And the team is detailing a few changes in a blog post. With today’s new version, users should expect better performances across the board.

Firefox is now better at loading essential content first and delaying non-essential scripts, not loading the auto-fill module if there’s no form on the page, etc.

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Mozilla Firefox 67 Web Browser Officially Released, Here’s What’s New

Softpedia – May 21, 2019

Mozilla Firefox 67 comes with numerous performance improvements and new features to make your Firefox browsing experience better. To improve the overall performance, Mozilla did a few internal changes, such as to lower the priority of the “setTimeout” function during loading of web pages, delayed the component initialization until after Firefox’s start up, as well as to suspend unused tabs.

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Mozilla releases Firefox 67 with speed, privacy enhancements

Liliputing – May 21, 2019

Microsoft may have taken the if-you-can’t-beat-them-join-them approach to web browsing by basing its new Edge web browser on Google’s Chromium. But Mozilla continues to be lead the charge of browser independence.

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Mozilla’s revamped to-do list makes Firefox 67 faster than ever

Trusted Reviews – May 21, 2019

Mozilla has announced a new version of its Firefox web browser, which it claims is faster than ever. The foundation says the latest iteration optimises speed and performance by changing how pages load and effectively revamping how the browser manages its time.

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Realtek Wins Three Best Choice Awards at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2019, including 2 Best Choice Golden Awards

Realtek – May 21, 2019

HSINCHU, Taiwan – May 21, 2019 – Realtek Semiconductor Corp. (Taiwan Stock Exchange: 2379.TW), one of the world’s leading network and multimedia IC providers, announced today that Realtek has won three Best Choice Awards at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2019, including 2 Best Choice Golden Awards.

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SVT-AV1 0.5 Released As Intel’s Speedy AV1 Video Encoder

Phoronix – May 19, 2019

While we have been reporting on and benchmarking the Intel SVT video encoders since February, they were only officially announced last month and this Sunday marks their first tagged release for the AV1 encoder in the form of SVT-AV1 0.5.0.

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Google I/O 2019 roundup: All the announcements, news, and devices

Android Police – May 9, 2019

Google I/O is nearly at an end, and Google made a ton of announcements regarding Android, search, the Assistant, and – this year – even new hardware.

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How To Get New Android Q Operating System On Your Smartphone

Intellect Digest – May 9, 2019

Google has launched the tenth version of its Android operating system. The search engine giant claims that the new Android Q OS brings innovation, security/ privacy, and digital wellbeing.

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Android 10 Beta 3 Now Available on 15 OEM Phones

CNX Software – May 8, 2019

Google has now announced Android 10 Beta 3 with a few new features over the first preview release, and support for 15 OEM phones on top of the 6 Pixel phones already supported.

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Everything new in Android Q Beta 3 for the Google Pixel

XDA Developers – May 8, 2019

Google I/O has officially kicked off, and just like we were expecting, a new beta for Android Q has been released.

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Android Q will have native support for data-saving AV1 video codec

Android Police – May 7, 2019

Google is a leading member of the ‘Aliance for Open Media,’ a group of companies working to create a successor to VP8/VP9 (both used in WebM video), called AV1. AV1 is designed to be more compressed than VP9 while still retaining good video quality.

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There Are A Ton Of Interesting GSoC Projects This Year: Dav1d GPU Compute, Wayland, Rust

Phronix – May 6, 2019

Google announced the list of accepted students/projects this year for their annual Summer of Code program.

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Akamai adds Bitmovin to transcoding migration list

CSI – May 4, 2019

Bitmovin has been qualified as a video transcoding partner by Akamai, joining Encoding.com which earned similar status in February, as Akamai retires its own transcoding service.

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