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.

Alliance for Open Media developed the AV1 patent-free

LWN – May 3, 2019

The Alliance for Open Media developed the AV1 patent-free video codec and sponsors the development of dav1d, a reference optimized decoder for AV1.

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iPhone 11 performance predictions: Faster than most thin laptops, and strong AI focus

9to5mac – April 16, 2019

iPhone 11 performance will of course be a further improvement over last year’s iPhones, but we don’t yet know much about the A13 chip set to power it.

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What we might expect from Apple’s A13 chip

Macworld – April 16, 2019

We’re still a long way away from hearing anything official about Apple’s next system-on-a-chip.

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GStreamer 1.16 Is Nearly Ready With AV1 For Matroska/MP4 Containers, V4L HEVC

Phoronix – April 15, 2019

The GStreamer 1.16 cycle is slowly coming to an end and today marks the availability of the release candidate for this widely-used, open-source multimedia framework.

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NAB 19 Encoding and QoE Highlights: Here’s What Mattered

Streaming Media – April 15, 2019

Every year I go to NAB with no real product-related expectations. My schedule is more haphazard than strategically organized, packed with companies and friends I want to see and other companies with aggressive marketing folks who happened to call at the right time.

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VLC for Android 3.1.2 Update Comes with Tons of Improvements!

News 4 C – April 15, 2019

Nowadays, smartphones are shipping with massive displays that make them the perfect portable devices to watch online videos on.

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Intel, Netflix release SVT-AV1 video codec

ITWIRE – April 10, 2019

Intel and Netflix have announced a new, high-performance, open source, royalty-free video codec.

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https://www.techcircle.in/2019/04/09/intel-and-netflix-roll-out-video-compression-software-for-open-source-community

TechCircle – April 9, 2019

Intel Corp., the world's second-biggest semiconductor maker, has joined hands with Netflix Inc., the globe’s dominant streaming service, to release a new video-compression software into the open-source community.

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Intel Partners Netflix to Deliver AV1 Codec for Visual Workloads

BSinfotech – April 9, 2019

Intel and Netflix announced a new high-performance video codec that is available as open source and royalty-free to content creators, developers and service providers at The National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB Show). Scalable Video Technology for AV1 (SVT-AV1) offers performance and scalability in video processing.

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Intel To Work On AV1 Decoding Support, FFmpeg / GStreamer Plugins

Phoronix – April 9, 2019

Yesterday Intel finally announced their SVT-AV1 video encoder as a promising high-performance AV1 encoder but it turns out they also have open-source plans this year for developing a performant AV1 decoder, among other interesting items on their road-map.

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Royalty-Free Video Codec AV1 Keeps Gaining Ground

Light Reading – April 9, 2019

Backers of AV1, a bit-efficient video codec that’s emerging as a rival to HEVC, claim that the royalty-free offering has made significant progress in terms of adoption and commercial-readiness since its splashy debut here a year ago.

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VLC 3.1 brings back Android Auto support, adds OTG device support, app shortcuts, and more

XDA Developers – April 9, 2019

VLC has been one of my favorite media players for years. It’s great on every platform: computers, phones… and not just because of its ability of “playing whatever you throw at it,” but also because it’s straightforward to use and it includes no fluff or unnecessary stuff on it.

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VLC 3.1 for Android brings back Android Auto support, adds Launcher shortcuts, and more

Lilputing – April 9, 2019

The developers behind popular media player VLC have released a major update for Android devices… including smartphones, tablets, Android TV and Android Auto.

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H.264 Continues to Dominate, and AV1 Is Looking for a Day Job

Streaming Media – April 8, 2019

When it comes to streaming media, there are many opinions but precious few data points. One of the most essential data collections is Encoding.com’s annual Global Media Format Report, which sheds light on many aspects of encoding and related technologies.

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Intel Finally Announces SVT-AV1, To Be Used By Netflix

Phoronix – April 8, 2019

We’ve been pretty much exclusively reporting on – and benchmarking – the Intel SVT-AV1 open-source encoder since the start of February while finally today Intel has formally announced this initiative.

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Intel Partners with Netflix to Deploy AV1 CODEC as its 4K Backbone

Tech Power Up – April 8, 2019

At The National Association of Broadcasters Show (NAB Show) today, Intel and Netflix announced a new high-performance video codec that is available as open source and royalty-free to content creators, developers and service providers.

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Intel Shows Off SVT-AV1 Codec with Netflix

OVERCLOCKERSCLUB – April 8, 2019

For a long time, the h.264 codec has dominated others for Internet video, and while it is still a good system for encoding and decoding video streams, a lot of effort has been spent developing replacements for it.

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NAB ’19: Netflix and Intel Release SVT-AV1 Codec as Open Source

Streaming Media – April 8, 2019

This morning at NAB, Intel and Netflix together announced the SVT-AV1 codec which is capable of real-time 4K/60p 10-bit encoding when running on Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Intel Xeon D processors.

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Netflix and Intel to Deploy AV1 CODEC For Content Streaming

The Guru of 3D – April 8, 2019

At The National Association of Broadcasters Show today, Intel and Netflix announced a new high-performance video codec that is available as open source and royalty-free to content creators, developers and service providers. Scalable Video Technology for AV1 (SVT-AV1) offers performance and scalability in video processin

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Samsung Joins the Alliance for Open Media to Support the AV1 Codec

HDTVtest – April 8, 2019

Samsung is throwing its weight behind the AV1 royalty-free video compression technology that many companies see as a replacement for the older H.264 codec.

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Maximizing HEVC/VP9/AV1 Video Encoding On Intel Xeon Cascade Lake With SVT + Clear Linux

Phoronix – April 6, 2019

Since we spotted the SVT open-source projects earlier this year prior to Intel formally announcing these Linux/Windows video encoders, we’ve had a fun time benchmarking them.

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Samsung Gets Behind Royalty-Free AV1 Codec

Light Reading – April 3, 2019

The Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) announced today that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has joined at the Board-level, the first tier of the organization. AOMedia is a nonprofit organization formed by leading internet and media technology companies with the aim to define and develop open standards for media compression and delivery over the web.

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Samsung Joins the Alliance for Open Media Board of Directors

TMC News – April 3, 2019

The Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) announced today that Samsung (News – Alert) Electronics Co., Ltd. has joined at the Board-level, the first tier of the organization. AOMedia is a nonprofit organization formed by leading internet and media technology companies with the aim to define and develop open standards for media compression and delivery over the web.

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Samsung Joins the Alliance for Open Media Board of Directors

TMC News – April 3, 2019

The Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) announced today that Samsung (News – Alert) Electronics Co., Ltd. has joined at the Board-level, the first tier of the organization. AOMedia is a nonprofit organization formed by leading internet and media technology companies with the aim to define and develop open standards for media compression and delivery over the web.

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Samsung Joins the Alliance for Open Media Board of Directors

Digital Journal – April 3, 2019

The Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) announced today that Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has joined at the Board-level, the first tier of the organization. AOMedia is a nonprofit organization formed by leading internet and media technology companies with the aim to define and develop open standards for media compression and delivery over the web.

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Samsung joins the Alliance for Open Media BoD

TelecomPaper – April 3, 2019

Samsung joined the AOMedia alliance for open video codec at the Board-level, the first tier of the organisation. AOMedia is a nonprofit organisation formed by internet and media technology companies with the aim to define and create open standards for media compression and delivery over the web. As an AOMedia member, Samsung joins the ranks of fellow board members Amazon, ARM, Cisco, Facebook, Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, Netflix, Nvidia and others.

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Samsung Throws its Weight Behind Open Video Standard AV1

CNET – April 3, 2019

Electronics giant Samsung just gave a little more clout to those who prefer openness in the constant struggle between open and proprietary technology.

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Samsung Throws its Weight Behind Open Video Standard AV1

CNET – April 3, 2019

Electronics giant Samsung just gave a little more clout to those who prefer openness in the constant struggle between open and proprietary technology.

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What’s in the latest Firefox update? Mozilla muzzles all auto-play audio

Computerworld – March 20, 2019

Firefox 66 now turns off all auto-playing audio; promises smoother scrolling; and offers clearer warnings of potential security problems before a website is rendered.

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Android Q Beta Officially Out For Pixel Phones: Let’s Take A Closer At Some Of Its Top Features

Republic World – March 14, 2019

The tenth iteration/version of Google’s popular Android operating system is officially out today – it is called Android Q and even though we do not know what the ‘Q’ stands for just yet, you can now download and start using it on compatible devices.

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SVT-AV1 Already Seeing Nice Performance Improvements Since Open-Sourcing

Phoronix – February 14, 2019

It was just a few weeks ago that Intel open-sourced the SVT-AV1 project as a CPU-based AV1 video encoder. In the short time since publishing it, there’s already been some significant performance improvements.

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Intel Announces CPU-Encoder for the Next-generation AV1 Codec

HDTVtest – February 7, 2019

Intel this week released an open-source, central processing unit-based encoder for the AOMedia Video 1 (AV1) codec, which many believe will be the successor to the h.264 and HEVC coding formats for video streaming over the web.

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Intel publishes open source encoder for AV1 codec

TVBEurope – February 5, 2019

Intel has published an open source CPU-based encoder for the AV1 codec. The Scalable Video Technology AOMedia Video 1 (SVT-AV1) encoder supports Linux, macOS and Windows operating systems.

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Intel Releases Open Source Encoder for Next-Gen AV1 Codec

Tom’s Hardware – February 3, 2019

Intel published its own open source CPU-based encoder for the next-generation and royalty-free AV1 codec (a codec is a program for encoding / decoding a digital data stream or signal).

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Firefox 65 update brings detailed privacy controls and next-gen media codec

91 Mobiles – January 29, 2019

Browsers around the web are putting increasing focus on handing users greater privacy controls.

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