AV1 Codec


Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Supports 8K60p AV1 Decoding

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Qualcomm has announced its latest APU, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 which adds hardware support for decoding AV1 video at 8K60fps with HDR support for HDR10+, HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision. (Qualcomm is adding …

Tags:Application Processors| AV1 Codec| Codecs| Qualcomm| Smartphones| Super Hi-Vision (8K)

Google makes AV1 codec support mandatory for Android 14

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Google has said that it plans to require hardware makers to support the AV1 codec in tablets and smartphones to allow support for Android 14, which is due to be in …

Tags:Android| AV1 Codec| Google| Smartphones| tablets| TVs (TV Sets)

AVS3 added to DVB’s codec toolkit – EU Looks at AOM (AV1)

by Bob Raikes

What They Say DVB has added the Chinese AVS3 codec to its core specifications. The codec is said to be optimised for 8K and the DVB-AVC includes 8K conformance points as well as HFR …

Tags:AV1 Codec| Codecs| DVB| Monopolies (Anti Trust)

New Intel Arc GPUs support AV1 Hardware Encoding

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Intel announced its new Arc discrete GPU and Technology analyst and sometime Display Daily contributors, Bob O’Donnell and Dr Jon Peddie also reported on the GPU which is the first in …

Tags:AV1 Codec| Codecs| DisplayPort| Game Playing| GPUs| Intel| Super Hi-Vision (8K)| Upscaling

Good Online Guide to Codecs

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Codec consultant, Jan Ozer (I’m sure I have one of his books from many years ago, somewhere..) has published an introductory guide to different codecs. What We Think This is a …

Tags:AV1 Codec| Codecs| HEVC (H.265)| MPEG4 (H.264 AVC)| VP8| VP9

VP9 Does Not Include Dynamic HDR

by Bob Raikes

What They Say An interesting post on a French home cinema website, highlighted by Ultra HD 4K News, points out that the AV1 codec cannot supply dynamic HDR metadata, as the codec relies on …

Tags:AV1 Codec| Codecs| HDR - High Dynamic Range

VVC 45% Better than HEVC, Says MPEG

by Bob Raikes

What They Say MPEG said that it has completed a verification test assessment of the new Versatile Video Coding (VVC or H.266) standard for ultra-high definition (UHD) content with standard dynamic range. According to …

Tags:AV1 Codec| HEVC (H.265)| MPEG| VVC (H.266)