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Intel weighs in with AV1 encoder as momentum builds behind it

The AV1 codec from the Alliance for Open Media (AOM) has passed another significant milestone on the road towards widespread adoption with Intel’s launch of the first open source CPU-based encoder for the emerging standard. This complements the first reference decoders already available giving device makers and streaming providers a full tool set to start developing fully AV1 compliant products and services. We recall that the AV1 code base was finally frozen in March 2018, but it has taken until now for the first fully compliant encoder to arrive and even that is a software tool running in the CPU ahead of dedicated AV1 encoders being released later in 2019. The Intel CPU-based encoder, which supports Linux, macOS and Windows…

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