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Windows 10 will soon get hardware-based AV1 codec, Spotlight for Desktop

Microsoft has officially announced that it is finally bringing hardware-accelerated AV1 video codec to Windows 10 later this year. The AV1 codec offers better compression compared to the existing H.265 codec, and at the same time, it aims to reduce data usage when streaming videos online. The codec was announced by the Alliance for Open...

Facebook joins AOMedia to promote Royalty-Free AV1 Video

As Google’s new open source AV1 video standard nears completion, the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) has announced that Facebook will be joining them to promote the AV1 video compression format. Facebook joining AOMedia means that, going forward, they will likely be integrating AV1 video technology into their platforms (including Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and Whatsapp) for use...

iOS 11 and Android Spearhead Universal Support For Opus Audio Codec, MP3’s Overdue Successor

It has been 24 years since MP3 originally released, and despite many efforts by various groups over the years to replace it (with attempts such as Vorbis, AAC, WMA, and others), no one has succeeded yet, but that may be changing. Unlike with video codecs, people are no longer directly searching for a royalty free...

Opus 1.2 Codec Arrives on Your Phone: High Quality Audio at 32 kbps

The Xiph.Org Foundation just announced their latest improvement to the Opus audio codec with the release of their libopus 1.2 encoder. With this latest improvement, Xiph.Org has managed to make Opus usable for fullband stereo audio at just 32 kb/s, which will pair well with the upcoming royalty-free AV1 video format in the WebM container...