Next-Generation And Royalty-Free AV1 Video Codec Is Released

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kryojenix

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Yaaas! This sounds like good news!
Can't wait for the new image format! I was hoping for success of Fabrice Bellard's free/open BPG format, but that could still be subject to patent claims because it relies on x265 compression techniques.

Now when is AV1 coming to Handbrake?!
 

bit_user

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The more successful this is, the more effort patent trolls will put into finding some patent(s) they can claim it infringes.

Also, even if you can decode without infringing, that doesn't mean you can encode well enough to achieve their efficiency claims without infringing on somebody's patents.
 

Just keep in mind that it will probably be another year or more before fixed-function decoding support for AV1 starts appearing in hardware, and viewing the format on current hardware will require a lot of CPU resources to handle the software decoding. From what I've heard, encoding is more computationally intensive too, so I would expect software-based encoding to be quite slow.
 

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Hey, what better use for all those cores in Ryzen! Encoding w/multiple threads is where they really shine.
 
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