The State of VVC Adoption and Implementation
If you're a video publisher who doesn't rank high in the VVC patent list, it's likely that you won't consider VVC until 2026 or later. If you're looking to augment your H.264 encodes with a more efficient codec before then, your most likely choices are HEVC and AV1, with LCEVC also an option. However, if you're a product or service provider in the streaming media ecosystem, it's long past the time to start considering where and when VVC is going to fit in for you and your target customers.
Big Tech's Dirty Underbelly: Sharethrough's Frank Maguire Discusses Innovative New Approaches to Greener Streaming
Big Tech giants like Meta, Amazon, and Google have committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2030. But how feasible is this goal, and where is the money spent towards it really going? Frank Maguire of Sharethrough discusses how Big Tech's digital ad deliveries contribute heavily to CO2 emissions and what these companies can do to lessen that impact and achieve their green commitments.
How to Produce VVC With FFmpeg
Anytime you start working with a new codec, there are some fundamental tests that you should run to achieve optimal performance/quality optimization. In this article, I'll take you through those tests while encoding VVC using a version of FFmpeg that includes the Fraunhofer VVC codec.
The State of Video Codecs 2023
Welcome to your codec update for 2023. I'm here to help you decide whether it's time to go all in on AV1, VVC, LCEVC, or EVC or whether it's better to stick with H.264, VP9, and HEVC. Along the way, I'll include 2022-2023 updates to identify significant changes that have occurred since last year.
'Performance Everywhere' Optimization of Your Streaming Solution for Ultimate QoE
Alexander Skamarokha, Head of Performance Optimization Team at Oxagile, discusses ways to optimize your streaming solutions and get an ultimate QoE for your users.
Google Chrome Plays HEVC: What Does it Mean?
In late September, Google quietly let slip the news that it now offers playback support for HEVC in Chrome when it's already available in the underlying platform. This is bigger news than Google is letting on, but its immediate impact remains to be seen. We surveyed a number of experts and analysts to gauge its meaning for increased HEVC usage and more, and how it affects DRM and HDR.
Netflix's Andrey Norkin Talks Future of AV1
Streaming Learning Center's Jan Ozer interviews Netflix Senior Research Scientist - Video Algorithms and Alliance for Open Media co-chair Andrey Norkin about several topics around the future of AV1, including the necessity of HDR for premium content producers, Libaom's focus on SVT-AV1, and more.
AOMedia Delivers on SVT-AV1's Promise
With the recent launch of version 1.0, SVT-AV1 appears to have caught up with libaom in quality, with very definite performance advantages. Its two-pass rate control is tested and proven. If you're creating an AV1 encoding workflow today that emphasises encoding speed and quality, SVT-AV1 should definitely be on your short list.
Integrating NDI Sources From Conferencing Platforms
Live-event video production during COVID has rapidly accelerated the use of NDI output from popular conferencing tools such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams, particularly for one-to-many broadcasts in which remote contributors are the norm. This article will explain how to enable NDI in Zoom and Microsoft Teams for higher-quality input sources into your live-streaming workflow.
Testing EVC, VVC, and LCEVC: How Do the Latest MPEG Codecs Stack Up?
Jan Ozer put EVC, VVC, and LCEVC through the paces, checking each for not only encoding quality, encoding complexity, and playback efficiency but also power consumption. Each one has its pros and cons; read on to find out how they all performed.
The State of Video Codecs 2022
With H.264 usage finally beginning to decline and several newer codecs ascendant, this 2022 codec update reports on the most significant announcements from the last year relating to H.264, VP9, HEVC, AV1, VVC, LCEVC, and EVC.
How to Encode with FFmpeg 5.0
Rather than focusing on random tasks, this tutorial will walk you through the fundamentals of encoding with the latest version of FFmpeg.
Moscow State's Dr. Dmitriy Vatolin Talks Codecs and Quality
The head of the Moscow State University Graphics and Media Lab—the people behind VQMT and Subjectify.us—offers his insights into objective and subjective metrics, as well as VMAF hacking and AV1.
Review: Moscow State University Video Quality Measurement Tool
If you're serious about experimenting with different codecs and/or encoding parameters, MSU's Video Quality Measurement Tool is an essential tool, and version 13 brings some welcome improvements.
Buyers' Guide to VOD Encoders
What's the best solution for your video on-demand encoding needs? That depends, but this guide will help you figure out which questions to ask.
The State of Enterprise Video 2021
Enterprise video is suddenly more important than entertainment video, and companies that want to stay ahead of the game would do well to seize the opportunity
Navigating a Multi-Codec World
AVC led to format consolidation, but we've seen more fragmentation in recent years. Fortunately, the huge critical mass around AOMedia might lead to a simpler future.
How Does VVC Measure Up Right Now?
VVC today can be both useful and usable; let's hope that VVC IP owners can formulate a royalty policy that delivers the same.
8K: History Repeats Itself
With production challenge solved, smarter AI upscaling and enhanced codec technologies will enable 8K streaming to the home—inevitably.
AV1 Has Arrived: Comparing Codecs from AOMedia, Visionular, and Intel/Netflix
Within 24 months, hardware support appeared, encoding became affordable, and AV1 became a much more realistic competitor to HEVC. Here's how the currently available AV1 codecs measure up.