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.

Synamedia joins Alliance for Open Media

Rapid TV News – April 23, 2020

Launched in 2015, AOMedia was formed to define and develop media technologies to address marketplace demand for an open standard for video compression and delivery over the web. Board-level, founding members include Amazon, Apple, Arm, Cisco, Facebook, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, Netflix, NVIDIA, Samsung Electronics, and Tencent.

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Synamedia joins the Alliance for Open Media

Advanced Televison – April 23, 2020

Video software provider Synamedia has joined the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) – the industry grouping formed to define and develop media technologies to address marketplace demand for an open standard for video compression and delivery over the web.

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Synamedia throws in with AOMedia, the group behind the AV1 open source video codec

Light Reading – April 23, 2020

WAKEFIELD, Mass. – The Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) today announced that Synamedia, the world’s largest independent video software provider, has joined at the Promoter level. As a member of the Alliance, Synamedia will collaborate with AOMedia members, which include fellow leading internet and media technology companies, to advance open standards for media compression and delivery over the web.

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Synamedia Joins the Alliance for Open Media

Bloomberg – April 22, 2020

The Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) today announced that Synamedia, the world’s largest independent video software provider, has joined at the Promoter level. As a member of the Alliance, Synamedia will collaborate with AOMedia members, which include fellow leading internet and media technology companies, to advance open standards for media compression and delivery over the web. Synamedia’s video network portfolio features video distribution, processing, and delivery services, and solutions to power premium quality broadcast and broadband video, create compelling live multi-screen experiences, enable software-defined video processing and unify operations.

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Synamedia Joins the Alliance for Open Media

Yahoo Finance – April 22, 2020

The Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) today announced that Synamedia, the world’s largest independent video software provider, has joined at the Promoter level. As a member of the Alliance, Synamedia will collaborate with AOMedia members, which include fellow leading internet and media technology companies, to advance open standards for media compression and delivery over the web. Synamedia’s video network portfolio features video distribution, processing, and delivery services, and solutions to power premium quality broadcast and broadband video, create compelling live multi-screen experiences, enable software-defined video processing and unify operations.

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Synamedia Joins the Alliance for Open Media

Digital Journal – April 22, 2020

WAKEFIELD, Mass.–(Business Wire)–The Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) today announced that Synamedia, the world’s largest independent video software provider, has joined at the Promoter level. As a member of the Alliance, Synamedia will collaborate with AOMedia members, which include fellow leading internet and media technology companies, to advance open standards for media compression and delivery over the web. Synamedia’s video network portfolio features video distribution, processing, and delivery services, and solutions to power premium quality broadcast and broadband video, create compelling live multi-screen experiences, enable software-defined video processing and unify operations.

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Four new Google Duo features to help you stay connected

Google – April 21, 2020

For the past few weeks, even though I haven’t seen many of my loved ones in person, we’re still keeping in touch. Daily catch-ups with mom, weekend happy hours with friends, a birthday party with people who live all over the country. And it’s all happening on Google Duo, our video calling product. That’s the case for many people these days–in fact, every week, over 10 million new people are signing up for Duo, and in many countries, call minutes have increased by more than ten-fold. Here are a few new features to help you feel close to friends and family even when you’re apart.

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Samsung’s latest 8K QLED TVs and Lifestyle TVs are coming to Malaysia soon

Soyacincau – April 16, 2020

Samsung recently invited us to a virtual seminar to talk about the next generation of 8K TVs for 2020, along with their “Lifestyle TVs”. These include the flagship Q950TS QLED 8K TV, along with The Sero, The Frame, and The Serif. Among other things, the company talked about the importance of machine learning and AI-based tech for their 8K TVs.

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AV1 Encoder and Decoder Hardware IPs Available From Allegro DVT and Embedded in Products by End of 2020

Yahoo Finance – April 15, 2020

GRENOBLE, France, April 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Allegro DVT, a leading provider of video semiconductor IP solutions, today announced the release of its AL-D21x family of video decoder IPs which adds support for the AV1 video format. This addition completes Allegro DVT’s previously announced AV1 video IP encoding solutions (AL-E21x) and allows the company to be the only provider of a complete set of AV1 encoding and decoding IPs. Allegro DVT also confirms major design-wins with tier-1 vendors with product availability by end of 2020.

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VideoProc V3.6 Released and Given Away! New Support for AV1 Decoder

Business Wire – April 15, 2020

CHENGDU, China–(BUSINESS WIRE)–VideoProc, the easy and 4K-capable video processing software developed by Digiarty Software, has updated to Version 3.6 lately, with the new inclusion of AV1 decoder to edit and convert any AV1 videos. The update comes surprisingly with a giveaway that is valid from today until April 30, 2020.

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Bitmovin NAB Edition 2020

Bitmovin – April 7, 2020

We’re bringing the action of NAB Las Vegas direct to you. Join the Bitmovin video experts, learn from top-tier online content distributors, get your hands (virtually) dirty with online coding sessions and more as our team brings NAB from Las Vegas to the cloud with Bitmovin Live: NAB Edition.

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Allegro DVT AV1 Encoder and Decoder Hardware IPs Embedded in Products by End of 2020

Allegro – April 2, 2020

Allegro DVT, a leading provider of video semiconductor IP solutions, today announced the release of its AL-D21x family of video decoder IPs which adds support for the AV1 video format.

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Allegro DVT AV1 Encoder and Decoder Hardware IPs Embedded in Products by End of 2020

Design-Reuse – April 2, 2020

Allegro DVT, a leading provider of video semiconductor IP solutions, today announced the release of its AL-D21x family of video decoder IPs which adds support for the AV1 video format.

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MacX Video Converter Pro Upgraded with Fast 4K/8K AV1 Downloading & Decoding Capabilities 

Digital Journal – March 30, 2020

MacXDVD Software extends its lead in providing the most reliable HD/4K video solutions with the availability of 4K, 5K, and 8K AV1 video downloading and decoding in MacX Video Converter Pro V6.5.0.

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Global bandwidth constraints could accelerate AV1 uptake

Rethink Research – March 26, 2020

Last week was a tale of solidarity in the communications world with North American operators rallying together in a 60-day grace period to protect subscribers, particularly the most vulnerable.

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The evolution of video codecs

Video Net – March 25, 2020

When it comes to broadcast and Pay TV operations, video compression is essential in delivering content to audiences.

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The EU Asking Netflix to Limit Services to “Standard Definition” Streaming

Tech Nadu – March 19, 2020

As if having to remain indoors wasn’t bad enough, people in Europe may now have to watch their favorite Netflix shows in the “standard definition” streaming quality.

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AV1 Encoding Now Available with AWS Elemental MediaConvert

AWS Elemental – March 18, 2020

AWS Elemental MediaConvert now offers the ability to encode video using the AV1 (AOMedia Video 1) codec.

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Netflix Talks Up SVT-AV1 Video Encode/Decode Effort 

Phoronix – March 14, 2020

Netflix, which has been working on SVT-AV1 in conjunction with Intel, has an interesting write-up for some weekend reading on the state of this open-source AV1 encoder/decoder.

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AV1 adoption to skyrocket via Netflix’s Android rollout 

Rethink Research – March 13, 2020

Video codec engines are whirring back into life, disturbed by recent HEVC Advance movements in Asia Pacific.

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Current Status: SVT-AV1: an open-source AV1 encoder and decoder

Netflix Blog – March 13, 2020

The teams have been working closely on SVT-AV1 development, discussing architectural decisions, implementing new tools, and improving compression efficiency.

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Dav1d 0.6 AV1 Video Decoder Delivering Healthy Improvements For Intel + AMD Processors

Phoronix – March 10, 2020

Given this week’s release of dav1d 0.6, here are some fresh benchmarks of this open-source AV1 video decoder on a few different Intel and AMD systems so far.

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VideoLAN’s dav1d 0.6 Released With More AVX2 + AVX-512 Optimizations

VideoLAN – March 10, 2020

Dav1d 0.6 is now available as a big update to this open-source AV1 video decoder developed by the VideoLAN crew.

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VideoLAN’s dav1d 0.6 Released With More AVX2 + AVX-512 Optimizations

Phoronix – March 10, 2020

Dav1d 0.6 is now available as a big update to this open-source AV1 video decoder developed by the VideoLAN crew.

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Designing a phone for movie watching

Medium – March 9, 2020

The smartphone market is crowded, with more than ten thousand models! Most are not differentiated, and so have no chance of success or profitability.

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LG Announces 2020 8K, 4K OLED TV Prices, Availability

HD Guru – March 9, 2020

LG electronics formally released U.S. pricing on 2020 television models, including its new 48-inch 4K OLED price leader, that will ring in with a $1,500 unilateral pricing policy (UPP) tag.

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Binge Netflix without eating up all your data

Kim Komando – March 5, 2020

It’s great to have Netflix on your smartphone, particularly when you’re traveling. But if you’re out and about, and not on Wi-Fi, streaming video like that really eats up your data.

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Altibox rolling out 4K Android TV boxes with AV1 decoding

CSI Magazine – February 27, 2020

Scandinavian operator Altibox is deploying 4K ultra HD Android TV boxes manufactured by Technicolor.

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Netflix: JPEG needs replacing and AV1 Image File Format is our best option

ZDNet – February 14, 2020

Video-streaming giant Netflix has released an update to a new image file format called AVIF, or AV1 Image File Format, which it believes can be a superior replacement to the 27-year-old JPEG specification.

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AVIF for Next-Generation Image Coding

Netflix Blog – February 13, 2020

Netflix is enjoyed by its members on a variety of devices — smart TVs, phones, tablets, personal computers and streaming devices connected to TV screens.

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Netflix begins streaming data-saving AV1 videos on Android

The Verge – February 6, 2020

Netflix is rolling out support for the new AV1 video codec in its Android app, which the company claims compresses video 20 percent more…

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Netflix starts using its AV1 codec on Android to help users save data

androidcentral – February 6, 2020

Netflix today announced that it has started to stream video using the royalty-free AV1 codec on its Android app. The AV1 codec, which was …

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Netflix switches to the AV1 codec for data-saving streams on Android

Engadget – February 6, 2020

Way back in 2015 Netflix announced it would team up with Amazon, Google, Intel and other … Netflix switches to the AV1 codec for data-saving streams on Android … Twitter doesn’t want to call its users ‘users’ anymore.

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Netflix switches to the AV1 codec for data-saving streams on Android

Yahoo finance – February 6, 2020

Two years ago they revealed the fruits of their labor as the AV1 codec, … Netflix switches to the AV1 codec for data-saving streams on Android.

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Netflix Switches to the AV1 Codec on its Android App

Technadu – February 6, 2020

Netflix will use its Android app as a testbed for the new AV1 video codec that was developed by the “Alliance for Open Media”.

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