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A 2018 Status Update On The Royalty-Free AV1 Video Codec

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  • A 2018 Status Update On The Royalty-Free AV1 Video Codec

    Phoronix: A 2018 Status Update On The Royalty-Free AV1 Video Codec

    Among the many interesting presentations at this year's FOSDEM event included an update on the AV1 royalty-free, open-source video codec by Mozilla/Xiph.Org's Tim Terriberry...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...V1-FOSDEM-2018

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    What happened to Daala though after they hit some technical roadblocks? Will Mozilla still work on it, or it will be abandoned going forward?

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    • #3
      The demos they showed a few months ago had (really) terrible encoding speed with decent decoding speed for the hardware. Which is to be expected with a new format but hopefully you wont need a massive datacenter to encode one video when they release it.... vp9 still hasn't gained any traction besides within company with the hardware to encode it.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by shmerl View Post
        What happened to Daala though after they hit some technical roadblocks? Will Mozilla still work on it, or it will be abandoned going forward?
        They (the companies behind AV1) combined their efforts. AV1 is mostly Daala with parts from vp10 and some parts from cisco's format (forgot the name, but thor?).

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mr. Octus View Post
          AV1 is mostly Daala with parts from vp10 and some parts from cisco's format (forgot the name, but thor?).
          It's using some of Daala's features, but it's not mostly Daala. It's not using Daala's key feature - lapped transforms.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mr. Octus View Post
            vp9 still hasn't gained any traction besides within company with the hardware to encode it.
            maybe because vp9 foundation does not include all hardware vendors. unlike aomedia

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            • #7
              Will there be some royalty-free, or even free-as-in-freedom hardware implementations as well (HDL code)? Is this one of the goals of the alliance? We almost tried to have a go at implementing one for our final school project with a friend, but realized there might already be some WIP on this.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by [email protected] View Post
                Will there be some royalty-free, or even free-as-in-freedom hardware implementations as well
                At least it should be possible since codec itself is free.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by shmerl View Post
                  What happened to Daala though after they hit some technical roadblocks? Will Mozilla still work on it, or it will be abandoned going forward?
                  Daala was one of the precursors to AV1. Basically Daala, VP10 and a couple of others merged their efforts to develop AV1.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mr. Octus View Post
                    vp9 still hasn't gained any traction besides within company with the hardware to encode it.
                    Youtube and Netflix are using it and it's supported out of the box (if not default) on all Android devices. But yeah, apart from that, no traction at all ;-)

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