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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.

DASH playback of AV1 video in Firefox

Mozilla Hacks – November 28, 2017

Bitmovin and Mozilla, both members of the Alliance for Open Media (AOM), are partnering to bring AV1 playback with HTML5 to Firefox as the first browser to play AV1 MPEG-DASH/HLS streams. While the AV1 bitstream is still being finalized, the industry is gearing for fast adoption of the new codec, which promises to be 25-35% more efficient than VP9 and H.265/HEVC.

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Facebook joins AOMedia to promote Royalty-Free AV1 Video

XDA Developers – November 28, 2017

As Google’s new open source AV1 video standard nears completion, the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) has announced that Facebook will be joining them to promote the AV1 video compression format.

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Firefox challenges Apple with 4K-friendly video tech

CNET – November 28, 2017

You can now try AV1 video compression in a browser. Video files are at least 25 percent smaller than Apple’s preferred format, Mozilla says.

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Why Facebook Joined AOMedia

Market Realist – November 20, 2017

Facebook (FB) recently joined AOMedia (Alliance for Open Media) as a founding member. Other AOMedia members include Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX), Alphabet’s (GOOGL) Google, and Microsoft (MSFT). AOMedia is working on developing a new video compression technology called AV1, which is expected to make uploading and streaming online videos easier and cheaper.

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Facebook joins effort to improve online video

CNET – November 14, 2017

Four of the five biggest companies in tech now are backing an effort to make video easier and cheaper online.

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Alliance for Open Media Welcomes Facebook to Its Board as Founding Member

Streaming Media – November 13, 2017

Facebook’s Board-Level Position Reflects the Organization’s Commitment to Pave the Way for Royalty-Free, High-Resolution, Internet Video Experiences

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Facebook Adds Heft to AV1 Video Codec Group

Multichannel – November 13, 2017

Adding another big name to those that are getting behind the emerging AV1 video codec, Facebook has joined the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) as a founding member and has secured a spot on the organization’s board.

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NGCodec Joins the Alliance for Open Media

Member Release – July 12, 2017

SUNNYVALE, Calif., – July 12, 2017 – NGCodec® Inc., a startup company focused on FPGA-based video codec development, today announced it has joined the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia), a non-profit effort to develop a new open and royalty-free video codec. As a member of the Alliance, NGCodec will collaborate with industry leaders in pursuit of an open and royalty-free AOMedia video codec.

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Hulu joins Netflix, Amazon to promote royalty-free AOMedia Video codec, AV1

FierceCable – June 30, 2017

Hulu announced that it has joined the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia), a nonprofit organization working to promote the AOMedia Video codec, AV1, the alliance’s first video compression standard.

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Hulu Joins The Alliance for Open Media

Member Blog – June 29, 2017

As a member of AOMedia, Hulu joins other streaming media industry leaders in pursuit of a common goal – to accelerate development and facilitate friction-free adoption of new media technologies that benefit the streaming media industry and our viewers.

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Argon Design : Joins AOM

4-Traders – June 28, 2017

Argon Design Ltd, known for its award-winning family of advanced video verification solutions, Argon Streams, announced today that it has joined the Alliance for Open Media, AOM.

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Argon Design joins Alliance for Open Media, AOM

Design & Reuse – June 28, 2017

June 28, 2017 – Cambridge, UK – Argon Design Ltd, known for its award-winning family of advanced video verification solutions, Argon Streams, announced today that it has joined the Alliance for Open Media, AOM.

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VideoLAN Joins the Alliance for Open Media

Member Release – May 16, 2017

VideoLAN, a non-profit organization that develops and promotes open source multimedia solutions, has joined the Alliance for Open Media, a non-profit effort to develop a new open and royalty-free video codec; AV-1. VideoLAN will bring nearly 20 years of experience developing open source multimedia software to help build the next-generation video codec.

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Bitmovin Joins the Alliance for Open Media

Member Release – April 18, 2017

Bitmovin, industry leading encoding, player and analytics provider and co-creator of the MPEG-DASH video streaming standard, today announced that it has joined the Alliance for Open Media. The Alliance for Open Media is a non-profit organization working to define and develop media technologies that address the need for an open standard for video compression and delivery over the web

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Bitmovin Pushes AV1 Forward, Joins Alliance for Open Media

Streaming Media – April 18, 2017

Bitmovin announced that it’s adding AV1 to its VOD and live encoding service, and will demonstrate live AV1 encoding at NAB. It’s still too early to assess whether AV1’s performance claims are true, though.

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Why Hardware Acceleration is the Future of Cloud-Based Video Streaming

Streaming Media – February 23, 2017

There is a well-documented explosion of online video traffic that’s been occurring for some time now. According to Cisco’s Virtual Networking Index reportlast June, online video could make up 82% of all online traffic by 2020, rising from 59 percent in 2014. Video is already far and away the largest source of network bandwidth consumption. And of course, bandwidth is costly, both for wired and wireless networks. This year Verizon is looking at capital expenditures of over $17 billion. When examined, this budget can be traced back to building out capacity for greater throughput.

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Hulu Joins The Alliance for Open Media

Member Blog – June 29, 2016

As a member of AOMedia, Hulu joins other streaming media industry leaders in pursuit of a common goal – to accelerate development and facilitate friction-free adoption of new media technologies that benefit the streaming media industry and our viewers.

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Adobe Joins Alliance for Open Media to Develop Next Generation Video Platform

Adobe Conversations – June 15, 2016

As a member of the alliance, Adobe will collaborate with industry leaders to create a leading edge and royalty-free video codec. Bottom line: this means faster and higher resolution video is on its way at a lower cost to the consumer.

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A Progress Report: The Alliance for Open Media and the AV1 Codec

Streaming Media – April 12, 2016

The cross-industry open source Alliance welcomed new members and is making strides with AV1. Meanwhile, HEVC’s future seems more uncertain than ever.

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AMD, ARM, Nvidia join Alliance for Open Media

Telecompaper – April 7, 2016

With a view to encouraging the development of a next-generation video format, the Alliance also announced the public availability of its AOMedia Video source code as an open source project.

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Alliance for Open Media launches open-source video project for 4K, other codecs

FierceOnlineVideo – April 6, 2016

With online media optimization becoming a priority in the face of growing demand for higher-quality video to match the promise of those snazzy new 4K TVs many consumers have purchased, AOMedia’s Video Project is landing at the right time.

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Alliance for Open Media Targets Open Source Video Codec

Converge Network Digest – April 6, 2016

The Alliance for Open Media, which was launched last year with the goal of developing an open standard for video compression and delivery over the web, has just added AMD, ARM and NVIDIA to its ranks.

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AMD, ARM, Nvidia Join Alliance For Open Media

Tom’s Hardware‎ – April 5, 2016

The fact that now all the major chip vendors, including ARM, AMD, Intel and NVidia, have embraced it ahead of its release means that all the new chips will support it from day one.

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An Open Source, Royalty-Free AV1 Codec Has Been Released

Slashdot – March 28, 2016

After three years in development the Alliance for Open Media is releasing the royalty-free AOMedia Video Codec 1.0 (AV1) specification. The AV1 codec promises an average of 30 percent greater compression over competing codecs according to independent member tests.

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Netflix and YouTube streaming video is about to get a lot faster

Cnet – March 28, 2016

AV1 compression technology from companies like Google, Microsoft, Amazon and Netflix is here. And it’s blowing up the video industry’s patent rules, too.

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Open source AV1 video codec released, coming soon to streaming video

Liliputing – March 28, 2016

One of the things that makes it possible to stream 4K Ultra HD video over the internet is video compression: it takes a lot of bandwidth to stream a 4K video, but it takes a lot less to stream a H.265/HEVC file than it does to stream one encoded using MPEG-2.

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Open Source Codec AV1 Specification Available Now, Delivering Far More Efficient Compression Than HEVC & VP9

WCCF Tech – March 28, 2016

In 2015, several industry giants like Amazon, Apple, Arm, Cisco, Facebook, Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, Netflix, and NVIDIA joined forces to form the independent non-profit organization Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia).

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Apple enters the Alliance for Open Media to develop the new codec A1

HDBlog – January 5, 2016

Apple è ora parte di Alliance for Open Media, un’organizzazione nata con l’obiettivo di collaborare su formati digitali aperti e royalty-free “di nuova generazione”.

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Can Next-Generation Compression Save Streaming Video From Looming Data Caps?

Fast Company – December 10, 2015

“When you don’t know what you’re going to pay, because there’s a bunch of uncertainty in the market, you’re going to delay actually putting that in hardware,” says Gabe Frost, executive director for the Alliance for Open Media.

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Tech Giants Working Together to Create Next-gen Video Format

The Argus – September 23, 2015

The very existence of the Alliance is testament to the necessity of not only a royalty-free video format, but a reform of the patent industry when it comes to electronics.

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How Mobile Video Will Get Even More Awesome

MediaPost – September 8, 2015

In keeping with the best traditions of Internet development, the companies will be pooling their resources to develop a new series of media codecs (compressor/decompressor algorithms, a la HBO’s “Silicon Valley”), which will create an open standard for media, most especially video, on the Web.

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Google, Netflix, Amazon eye open source video

RCR Wireless – September 3, 2015

The way people consume video content is rapidly changing, as the cord-cutting movement gains momentum, cable subscriptions are declining while streaming platforms like Netflix, Hulu and others with massive libraries available on demand become the norm.

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Microsoft, Cisco, Google And Others Form Alliance To Create A New Open

TV Newsroom – September 3, 2015

Development of new codecs is an often frustratingly slow process due to issues with patent and licensing. The Alliance says it will offer more companies the opportunity to join forces with it later this year.

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Microsoft, Google, etc, join forces to create Alliance for Open Media

TWCN Tech News – September 3, 2015

As the web grows and becomes more media intensive, viewers will eventually require to have high-quality audio, and videos streamed to their collective devices. At the moment, many formats are not good enough for streaming, so Alliance for Open Media will hopefully put this to rest.

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Netflix, Google, Microsoft and others join forces for royalty-free video

Albany Business Review – September 3, 2015

The collaboration made up of seven tech companies, Amazon, Google, Netflix, Cisco, Intel, Microsoft and Mozilla, is making its first project royalty-free video. The ultimate goal is to create a common denominator for video formatting and commonly owned video.

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