In the News 2019-06-12T09:41:56+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.

Realtek Wins Three Best Choice Awards at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2019, including 2 Best Choice Golden Awards

Realtek – May 21, 2019

HSINCHU, Taiwan – May 21, 2019 – Realtek Semiconductor Corp. (Taiwan Stock Exchange: 2379.TW), one of the world’s leading network and multimedia IC providers, announced today that Realtek has won three Best Choice Awards at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2019, including 2 Best Choice Golden Awards.

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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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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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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

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-add-av1-video-playback-support-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

ibc.org – 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

ibc.org – 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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