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Basics of Video Encoding: Everything You Need to Know

What is video encoding? In simple terms, encoding is the process of compressing and changing the format of raw video content to a digital file or format, which will in turn make the video content compatible for different devices and platforms. The main goal of encoding is to compress …

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THEOplayer now supports AV1 on Chrome

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THEOplayer now supports AV1 on Chrome 69 Beta. The latest version of Google’s browser was released on August 2 with AV1 decode. Although the support is still in early form, AV1 video playback is now possible thanks to AV1 V1.0 being firmed up. Hooray Your Browser Supports AV1 Good new …

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AV1 or HEVC? How to choose the best video codec

What video codec comes now?

The last few months brought us a plethora of presentations, blogposts and articles (as you can read in our previous one) about the new AV1 codec. As of January 2018, the codec’s bitstream has been fixed by its working group, the Alliance for Open Media, meaning that companies can star …

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What is AV1? Past, Present & Future

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Quality Video for the 21st Century – H.264 & H.265 Video codecs serve one key task: reducing the byte size of videos without drastically degrading their quality. Byte size is one of the most important characteristics when delivering video online, both from a costs perspective, wit …

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