In the News 2018-04-16T10:06:01+00:00

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.

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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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 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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‘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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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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Facebook Begins AV1 Trials

TV Technology – April 27, 2018

Social network is delivering AV1-encoded video over MPEG-DASH on Chrome Canary

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AV1 video codec carries clout with royalty-free status

TechTarget – April 25, 2018

Industry giants, including Cisco and Microsoft, have backed AOMedia’s new royalty-free codec. So, what does this mean for royalty-bearing video coding standards?

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Facebook turns on AV1 technology to speed up video streaming

cnet – April 25, 2018

The social network takes its first steps to send video using a new technology that can cut your data use, improve quality, and deliver videos faster.

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NAB 2018: “Incredible interest” shown in AV1 – April 20, 2018

Some of the leading exponents of AV1 speak with IBC365 about the origins of AV1, the industry’s reaction to the codec, and how it is likely to evolve.

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Beijing-based iQiyi joins AOMedia as group’s first Chinese member

Tech In Asia – April 17, 2018

The video-streaming platform, touted as the country’s Netflix-equivalent, announced that it has joined the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia), an international group made up of leading companies in the video-related tech industry. AOMedia’s founders, which include Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, IBM, and Netflix, formed the organisation to address the need for open standards for video compression and delivery over the web. (iQiyi)

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iQIYI joins Alliance for Open Media

Rapid TV News – April 17, 2018

Digital video platform iQIYI has become the first member of the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) to come from China.

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iQIYI joins AOMedia

Advanced Television – April 17, 2018

iQIYI, an online entertainment service in China, has joined the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) as a Promoter member.

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iQIYI Joins Top International Organization AOMedia to Enhance and Promote Cutting-Edge Video Technologies

Cision PRNewswire – April 17, 2018

BEIJING, April 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — iQIYI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IQ) (“iQIYI” or the “Company”), an innovative market-leading online entertainment service in China, today announced that it has joined the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) as a Promoter member.

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NAB Roundup: The State of HEVC, AV1, and Proprietary Codecs – April 17, 2018

H.264 still leads, HEVC is starting to gain traction, and AV1 had its coming-out party. To add to the confusion, other codecs offer alternatives to all three. Jan Ozer makes sense of all the codec news from this year’s NAB.

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NAB 2018: Mozilla Talks Daala, Firefox, and AV1 – April 16, 2018

Mozilla researchers Nathan Edge and Michael Bebenita discuss Daala’s role in the AV1 codec, and how a codec can be developed without stepping on third-party IP. They also discuss early performance numbers and when AV1 decode will be available in Firefox.

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NAB 2018: Netflix’s Anne Aaron Talks AV1 Adoption – April 16, 2018

Streaming Media’s Jan Ozer interviews Netflix’ Anne Aaron at the AV1 Coming Out Party at NAB 2018, where she discusses Netflix’ plans for the codec as well as how HEVC will continue to play a prominent role.

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NAB 2018: Stefan Lederer Talks Bitmovin Toolbox – April 16, 2018

Streaming Media’s Jan Ozer interviews Bitmovin CEO Stefan Lederer in the Bitmovin booth at NAB 2018 to talk about the company’s $30 million funding, AV1, and its new machine learning-based encoding.

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NAB 2018: The Alliance for Open Media Talks AV1 Launch – April 16, 2018

Streaming Media’s Jan Ozer interviews Alliance for Open Media executive director Gabe Frost at NAB 2018, talking about AV1’s launch, its future, and how it will likely co-exist with HEVC

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Alliance for Open Media’s AV1 video codec outperforms popular standards, testing finds

Android Police – April 13, 2018

Testing by Facebook engineers found that the Alliance for Open Media’s new video codec, AV1, outperforms widely-used standards like the x264 and VP9 codecs, Facebook announced in a post on its engineering blog this week. While AV1 exhibits better compression, videos do take longer to encode with the new format.

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Alliance for Open Media releases first open-source video codec

telecompaper – April 12, 2018

The Alliance for Open Media has released its first video codec, designed to deliver higher-quality video over the internet at reduced bandwidth and cost. The new AOMedia Video Codec 1.0 (AV1) specification is offered on an open-source basis and supports 4K UHD or higher online video without royalties.

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