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Video: What is the Current State of Browser Support for Next-Gen Codecs?

Learn more about emerging codecs at Streaming Media's next event.

Watch the complete video of this panel, DT102A: Managing Transition to HEVC/VP9/AV1 with Multi-Codec Streaming, in the Streaming Media Conference Video Portal.

Read the complete transcript of this clip:

Paul MacDougall: Let's take a look at what our support is like on these different devices here. So, of course, with HEVC having that limited footprint there with those browsers, and VP9, again not covering everything, but when we get to our usable footprint here, we actually see a much better penetration and much better available, addressable market here. Because Google is such a major force in the industry, VP9 gives you access to more than half of the market here. There's also a degree of overlap with HEVC as well, since some devices do support both of those.

That means that today you can actually go and make some significant savings with that VP9 codec and with that HEVC codec, now that Safari has expanded that reach into mobile so much. Then have the catch-all for H.264.

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