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Topic: AOM's AV1 codec

Have you been keeping up with the development of this, Selur? If so just curious on your thoughts on how it's looking and if it looks like it's going to be a fully supported viable option in the not too distant future and able to actually compete and/or perform better than h.256.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AOMedia_Video_1

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Re: AOM's AV1 codec

Waiting for the bitstream to get finalized. Basic support for aomenc is already in Hybrids source code, but it's not worth publishing it unless the bitstream is final and libav supports it (for playback).

Cu Selur

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Re: AOM's AV1 codec

Yes, for sure, that makes sense about not publishing till it's all final. I was more interested in your take on how it's coming along and if it looks like it will be as good as they are hoping it will.

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Re: AOM's AV1 codec

  1. New compression formats are never as good as advertised. wink

  2. From experience av1 won't be really usable for the next few years. (Decoders need to be stable, encoder needs to be optimized, tools need to adapt to the new format unless editing&co is possible in a comfortable way)

  3. Seeing what Google did with their VPX encoder I fear for it's encoding speed and the general development and user support. (even now after years of existence VP9 is from my point of view not really usable for home usage)

-> I think av1 looks promising, but whether it's really useful will probably only be decided after 5years when the next encoder is nearly there. wink

Cu Selur

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Re: AOM's AV1 codec

Interesting. Thanks!

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Re: AOM's AV1 codec

AV1 is scheduled to be finalized in Q4 2017,...

source: http://www.studiodaily.com/2017/03/five … -nab-2017/
-> So at the beginning of 2018 one will probably be able to create av1 content and play it back with libav.

Cu Selur