Libvpx 1.8 Released With VP9 Encode Performance Improvements

Written by Michael Larabel in Google on 4 February 2019 at 07:56 PM EST. 9 Comments
It's been just over a year since the debut of libvpx 1.7 while today a major new release is available for this library providing VP8/VP9 video encode/decode capabilities.

With the libvpx 1.8.0 release, Google engineers focused on enhancing the VP9 video encode performance to make it more suitable for real-time and video on-demand use-cases.

Libvpx 1.8 brings new VP9 controls, the two-pass VP9 encoding is "substantially" improved, real-time encoding at speed seven has improved 5~10%, and other performance work.

This release also has a number of bug fixes, including for VP8 multi-thread decoding problems, various VP9 issues, and other items uncovered over the past year.

More details on the libvpx 1.8 changes via this Git commit.
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