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V-Nova – making hay while AOMedia faces codec delays

When we last spoke to the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) just before Christmas, they assured us that everything was going along nicely and that their first license free codec would be out by March this year. Just to be clear, the arrival of a license free codec would change the entire video landscape – taking money out of R&D among traditional codec developers – but at the same time, shifting video power into the hands of a number of chip and internet leaders, away from traditional CE businesses and studios. Instead of a new codec every ten years, it would mean an update once or twice a year, to run on existing chips that did not need replacing –…

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