Many of us use Netflix and YouTube as replacements for the cable television packages we once had connected to our television sets. With online content becoming a commodity, that means we need to find ways to improve how we access that content. One of the biggest improvements for this could come with the AV1 codec.
“Next-generation codecs like AV1, which provide a 60% average reduction in bandwidth over h.264, are critical to future video distribution sustainability,” Steven Tripsas, head of solution architecture at Zype, told us via email.
One of the biggest problems with online video sharing right now comes in the form of the codec that it uses to stream content to users.