Scheduled to be the first codec released by the Alliance for Open Media, AV1 is positioned to replace VP9 and compete with HEVC. While we don't know many details yet, the backing of the Alliance should give AV1 a significant competitive advantage.
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Posted 03 Jun 2016
VP9 is the open-source codec from Google, and provides a royalty-free alternative to HEVC. It's more efficient than H.264, and while it's less efficient than HEVC, it compares well on quality.
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Posted 26 May 2016
Once counted out, VP9 is on the rise, with support from Netflix, JW Player, Brightcove, and more. In this interview, David Ronca of Netflix talks about VP9 savings, encoding, and testing.
Posted 24 May 2016
The combination of Eventstream, Eventbrite, and YouTube Live lets anyone charge for a live webinar, generating leads they can use to grow their business. While a strong contender, the help system could be a lot more helpful.
Posted 16 May 2016
Cloud encoding companies offer software-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service options. Here's how to decide when to go with the cloud, and which option is right for your needs.
Posted 15 May 2016
In this series of articles, learn the tools and workflows used in a recent testing project to see how VR compares to 2D video and audio as an educational tool.
Posted 03 May 2016
The cross-industry open source Alliance welcomed new members and is making strides with AV1. Meanwhile, HEVC's future seems more uncertain than ever.
Posted 12 Apr 2016
As a rule, higher data rates equal better quality. But there comes a tipping point where the extra quality might not be worth the extra cost.
Posted 07 Apr 2016
Use a single adaptive group, packaged differently for different targets, to keep encoding and storage costs down.
Posted 06 Apr 2016
Whether you want a provider to handle everything or want to add cloud transcoding and packaging to an existing workflow, these are the questions you need to ask.
Posted 05 Apr 2016