In the News 2019-06-12T09:41:56-05:00

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.

Mozilla releases Firefox 65 with support for AV1, enhanced tracking protection, and more!

Packt Hub – January 29, 2019

After releasing Firefox 64 last month, Mozilla released Firefox 65 yesterday. This version comes with support for AV1, enhanced tracking protection, improved browser experience for multilingual users, and more.

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What’s in the latest Firefox update? Mozilla revamps ad-tracker blocking controls

Computerworld – January 28, 2019

Mozilla this week released Firefox 66, which by default now blocks all audio and video auto-play.

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Windows 10 File Explorer And Paint Will Now Support AVIF Image Format

fossBytes – December 27, 2018

Microsoft might be a little busy fixing Windows 10 October Update issues, but that doesn’t mean it is not considering the little changes that need to be done to improve the overall user experience.

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How to enable AV1 video playback support in Windows 10 – December 4, 2018

Are you trying to watch a video using the AV1 codec, but it won’t play on Windows 10? That’s because you don’t have the required codec. Here’s how to get it for free.

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How to enable AV1 video playback support in Windows 10

WPCentral – December 3, 2018

Are you trying to watch a video using the AV1 codec, but it won’t play on Windows 10? That’s because you don’t have the required codec. Here’s how to get it for free.

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Argon Design Licenses Argon Streams AV1 to Realtek Semiconductor

Business Wire – November 28, 2018

1 is the new open source and royalty-free video codec for next-generation Ultra High Definition video compression and delivery over the web. It has been developed by the industry wide consortium Alliance for Open Media and is designed to meet growing Internet demand for top-quality video scenarios across devices of all kinds and for users worldwide.

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Dav1d decoder now supports entire AV1 specification

Myce – November 21, 2018

Free AV1 decoder, Dav1d, now covers the entire AV1 specifications for both 8-bit and 10-bit color depth.

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Mozilla shares how AV1, the new open source royalty-free video codec, works

Packt – November 11, 2018

Last month, Nathan Egge, a Senior Research Engineer at Mozilla explained technical details behind AV1 in depth at the Mile High Video Workshop in Denver.

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Add AV1 codec support to Windows 10

Ghacks – November 10, 2018

AOMedia Video 1 (AV1) is an up- and coming open video codec that is backed by a large number of tech companies including Mozilla, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Netflix, or Nvidia.

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Beta version of AV1 Video codec released in Windows 10’s Microsoft Store

On MSFT – November 9, 2018

Microsoft has quietly released the AV1 Video Extention for Windows 10 in the Microsoft Store. The new codec brings more video options for video steaming in Microsoft Edge on Windows 10 (via MSPoweruser).

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Microsoft release AV1 Video codec for Windows 10

MS Power User – November 8, 2018

Microsoft has released support for the new AV1 royalty-free video codec for Windows 10 via the Microsoft Store.

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Demuxed ’18 Highlights: The Future of Codecs and Compression

Streaming Media – November 6, 2018

Demuxed is the annual conference for video engineers by video engineers. Held on October 17 and 18 in San Francisco, the conference included 31 speakers giving talks in rapid fire fashion ranging in duration from 10 to 30 minutes

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Bitmovin CEO says AV1 works best as part of wider multicodec world

FierceVideo – November 5, 2018

The emerging video codec AV1 is a challenger to current standards like H.264, but Bitmovin CEO Stefan Lederer said it’s better to view AV1 and complementary and not as a replacement.

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Creating a Recipe for Codec Success to Please All Palates

Streaming Media – November 1, 2018

Last month, I hosted a Bitmovin event called Battle of the Codecs that compared various characteristics of H.264, VP9, HEVC, AV1, and VVC to identify each codec’s deployment opportunities.

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AV1, A Win For The Open Web: Demos by Google and Mozilla

StreamingMediaBlog – October 15, 2018

At the Streaming Summit, taking place as part of the NAB Show New York on Oct. 17-18th, Jai Krishnan, Product Manager at Chrome and Nathan Egge, Video Codec Engineer at Mozilla will share a look at AV1, the royalty-free video codec finalized by the Alliance for Open Media earlier this year.

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Creating a codec for tomorrow’s content – October 9, 2018

Alliance for Open Media spokesman Matt Frost on the rollout of AV1 and the creation of another delivery codec.

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VideoLAN Announces Dav1d, a New Libre and Open Source AV1 Decoder

Slashdot – October 1, 2018

AV1 is a new video codec by the Alliance for Open Media, composed of most of the important Web companies (Google, Facebook, Netflix, Amazon, Microsoft,…). AV1 has the potential to be up to 20% better than the HEVC codec, but the patents license is totally free, while HEVC patents licenses are insanely high and very confusing.

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‘Online Video’ the hottest topic at IBC 2018

Advanced Television – September 26, 2018

Platform Communications, the technology communications expert, has revealed that the Platform Media Index for IBC 2018 reveals ‘Online Video’ and ‘Media Convergence’ were the hottest topics at the global broadcast industry show – accounting for more than a third of share of voice combined. The Index provides a snapshot of leading media technology trends, moves being made by key industry players, and discussions in the media around the event.

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Netflix adding HDR image support, hints at support for AV1 format

FierceVideo – September 25, 2018

Netflix is adding HDR image support to its platform browsing experience to match up with the HDR streaming support it’s featured for some time now.

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AV1, H.264, HEVC, VP9 & VVC: No codec to rule them all – September 21, 2018

IBC2018: The video industry will have to learn to juggle between AV1, H.264, HEVC and VP9 and future codecs like VVC. That’s the lesson from IBC where warring factions in the codec wars came to trade blows without landing a palpable hit.

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Youtube starts test with open royalty-free AV1 codec

MYCE – September 17, 2018

Google has launched the first beta of video playback using the AV1 codec on YouTube. Initially, the amount of videos encoded with AV1 will be limited, and only Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox users will be able to playback the AV1 encoded videos.

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Monitoring the codec wars – September 16, 2018

IBC2018: Expert IBC panel weighs up competing codec technologies.

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Allegro DVT Announces Availability of Full Compliance Test Suite for Alliance for Open Media’s New AV1 Video Codec

Allegro DVT – September 12, 2018

Allegro DVT, the leading provider of video codec compliance test suites and semiconductor video IPs, announces the immediate availability of its AV1 compliance streams following the public release of the AOMedia Video Codec 1.0 (AV1) specification by the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) on March 28th, 2018.

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SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: AV1

SD Times – July 20, 2018

Open source supporters and companies are teaming up to offer the next general of video delivery. The Alliance for Open Media (AOMEDIA) is made up of companies like Mozilla, Google, Cisco, Amazon and Netflix, and on a mission to create an open video format and new codec called AV1.

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An Invisible Tax on the Web: Video Codecs

Mozilla – July 11, 2018

Here’s a surprising fact: It costs money to watch video online, even on free sites like YouTube. That’s because about 4 in 5 videos on the web today rely on a patented technology called the H.264 video codec.

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Where Is AV1 Heading?

TV Technology – July 10, 2018

The rise of online video has impacted media distribution at unprecedented levels. Providing great video quality is no longer a competitive advantage, but rather a “must have”—and the crux of this lies in how video is delivered. As the amount of data we need to get content delivered increases, new approaches to video compression are an absolute necessity.

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What is AV1 and What Should it Mean to You?

UC Today – June 15, 2018

Ready to get more value out of video? Prepare yourself for AV1.

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Vimeo joins Alliance for Open Media

Advanced Television – May 15, 2018

Vimeo, the ad-free open video platform, has joined the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) as a Promoter member.

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Vimeo Gets Behind AV1

Multichannel News – May 14, 2018

Online video tech company Vimeo said it has joined the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) as a promoter member.

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Vimeo joins AV1 group Alliance for Open Media

Fierce Cable – May 14, 2018

Video platform Vimeo is the newest promoter member of the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia), an organization pushing the development and implementation of video codec AV1.

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Vimeo Joins the Alliance for Open Media

Vimeo – May 14, 2018

Vimeo, the world’s largest ad-free open video platform, today announced that it has joined the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) as a Promoter member.

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Vimeo Links Up with Alliance for Open Media, Backing AV1

CED Magazine – May 14, 2018

Online open video platform Vimeo announced Monday that it is the latest company to join the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia), a group backing video codec AV1.

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Streaming Media Providers Lay Groundwork for More and Better Video

eWeek – May 10, 2018

New technologies from the likes of Facebook and other vendors to improve viewer engagement and squeeze more data into video streams were on display at the Streaming Media East conference.

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Apples Beitritt zum AV1 Codec-Konsortium und was das für die Zukunft bedeutet

FKT Magazine – May 8, 2018

In January, Apple caused quite a stir with the announcement that it would now be a member of the Alliance for Open Media, the consortium behind the new video codec AV1). In Bitmovin, we have this announcement positive, albeit surprised, recorded, Apple was one of the big votes that have been missing in the discussion about AV1 yet. Fortunately, that is not the case anymore. We are not alone with this feeling. Industry experts from all locations agree that this is a positive step. Matt Frost, Head of Media Strategy and Partnerships for the team behind Google Chrome, said: “It’s an absolutely important development and a sign that times are changing and tenacity is paying off,” CNET cites. This article is written in the German language.

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AV1 – The Dawn of a New Era in Video Codecs

Vidyo – April 27, 2018

In September 2015 the leading video codec in terms of compression efficiency was HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding, or H.265). The specification was approved by ITU-T in April 2013, and implementations were already available in both software and hardware form.

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