ViCue Soft Joins the Alliance for Open Media

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WAKEFIELD, Mass. – May 2, 2019 – The Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) today announced that ViCue Soft, a developer of professional software tools to make video codec development easier, has joined as a Promoter Member. AOMedia is a nonprofit organization formed by leading internet and media technology companies to define and develop open standards for media compression and delivery over the web.

As an AOMedia member, ViCue Soft joins the ranks of fellow board members Amazon, ARM, Cisco, Facebook, Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, Netflix, NVIDIA and others.

"We are enthusiastic about joining AOMedia, where we can promote the adoption of AV1 alongside our own goal of helping video codec developers save time and money creating standards-compliant and optimized video products. We look forward to working with AOMedia members to open up new possibilities to use royalty-free, cross-platform, online AV1 video to enhance streaming experiences," said Alexey Fadeev, ViCue Soft CEO.

The availability of AV1, AOMedia's open-source codec, is a significant milestone. AV1 enables more screens to display the vivid images, deeper colors, brighter highlights, darker shadows and other enhanced UHD imaging features that consumers and businesses have come to expect – all while using less data.

"We're excited to welcome ViCue Soft to the Alliance for Open Media, reflecting our joint commitment to leverage how AV1 improves streaming media in new and cutting-edge ways," said Matt Frost, AOMedia vice president of communications and membership, and director at Google. "We look forward to collaborating with ViCue Soft toward our goal to increase openness and interoperability of internet video."

Designed at the outset for hardware optimization, the AV1 specification, reference code, and bindings are available for tool makers and developers to download here to begin designing AV1 into products. Specifically, the release of AV1 includes:

  • Bitstream specification to enable the next generation of silicon

  • Unoptimized, experimental software decoder and encoder to create and consume the bitstream

  • Reference streams for product validation

  • Binding specifications to allow content creation and streaming tools for user-generated and commercial video

About the Alliance for Open Media

Launched in 2015, the Alliance for Open Media (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, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, Netflix, NVIDIA, and Samsung Electronics. AOMedia's open-source, royalty-free, video codec AV1 is a significant milestone in the ability to deliver a next-generation video format that is interoperable, open, optimized for internet delivery and scalable to any modern device at any bandwidth. Visit or follow AOMedia on Twitter at [@a4omedia].