UHD Codec Update: Legitimate Challengers to HEVC
If you thought HEVC was the only UHD codec in town, you've got it wrong. In addition to VP9, which has been in use by YouTube for over 12 months, we have the open source Daala, from Xiph.org, RMVB from RealNetworks, and the new PERSEUS codec from V-Nova. In this session, you'll get an update on where these codecs are in their development life cycle, their comparative performance, where they're being used and their potential for use in streaming to desktops, mobile and OTT.
Several versions of UHD still compete in the marketplace, but if the specs are clear to producers and broadcasters, the jargon remains confusing for potential UHD TV buyers
With HEVC licensing terms making it unsuitable for free software, Cisco sees the need for an advanced video codec unencumbered by fees.