AOMedia libaom AV1 3.0 Encoder Released With Better Compression Efficiency
The 3.0 release delivers on compression efficiency improvements, speed improvements for the real-time mode, new APIs, scaling optimizations, multi-threading performance boosts under the real-time mode, and other improvements. There are also a number of bug fixes.
This libaom 3.0 release was formerly developed as version 2.1 prior to the version bump after 2.1-rc1.
More details on the AOMedia AV1 3.0 encoder changes via this Git commit.
For those wondering about the performance of this CPU-based AV1 encoder, there are benchmarks over on OpenBenchmarking.org of this new release as of the release candidate state when it was called v2.1-rc1. AOM-AV1 is getting faster but still not nearly as fast as SVT-AV1 performance.