AOMedia libaom AV1 3.0 Encoder Released With Better Compression Efficiency

Written by Michael Larabel in Multimedia on 24 March 2021 at 07:11 AM EDT. 8 Comments
AOMedia libaom 3.0.0 was released on Tuesday by Google engineers as this reference AV1 video encoder.

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 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.
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