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Next Generation Codecs: HEVC/H.265, VP9, AV1

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More than a year later... h.265 and VP9 are both coexisting... VP9 basically because youtube...h.265 everywhere else.


But AV1 is in development (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AOMedia_Video_1), an evolution of VP9, combined with some tools from Mozilla's Daala and Cisco Thor codecs.

The alliance includes: Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, Netflix


Youtube will transition into AV1 for the highest resolutions (I'm assuming 4K) 6 months after the bitstream syntax is finalized.


The reference implementation:





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2 hours ago, foogledricks said:

Its just amazing, relative to MPEG-2,  where we are now.  I love this stuff.

Hehe, when I started doing video, Cinepak was the shit! Now it's just shit!

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