On Mon, Jul 23, 2018, 5:14 AM Jaime Crespo <jynusx(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Thanks to all people involved,
I just read about this new video format in the making/released .
Of course, I am not asking to support this, as this seems like the future,
and not the present, but being a complete noob on video formats and codecs,
I would like to know if someone more knolegeble has some insight about this
and if it is something to keep in mind/someone has tested it and has
experiences to share/client and vendor support?
AV1 is very much on my radar! It's the successor to VP8 and VP9, with
encoding techniques borrowed from Xiph's Daala and Cisco's Thor.
Client support is not yet widely rolled out, but there's broad industry
support in the working group with the exception of Apple. Until AV1 reaches
general usage many of the same companies are pushing VP9, including
Microsoft which now fully supports VP9/Opus in Edge.
I haven't integrated AV1 playback to ogv.js yet for Safari but it's worth
trying; the bitstream format is frozen and the codec library is being
Somewhere a year or two down the road we will likely want to support AV1
for its even better compression, but have to wait for things to shake out
first... it'll be even more demanding on the CPU so chunked encoding to
better utilize our server farm would be good to have ready before that
On Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 6:46 PM, Brion Vibber <bvibber(a)wikimedia.org>
Awesome sauce. Thanks Moritz!
On Fri, Jun 29, 2018 at 7:39 AM Moritz Muehlenhoff <
On Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 01:54:18PM -0700, Brion Vibber wrote:
Current state on this:
* still hoping to deploy the libvpx+ffmpeg backport first so we start
> best performance; Moritz made a start on libvpx but we still have to
> resolve ffmpeg (possibly by patching 3.2 instead of updating all the
> > 3.4)
> I've completed this today. We now have a separate repository component
> for stretch-wikimedia (named component/vp9) which includes ffmpeg
allowing us to follow the ffmpeg security updates released in
with a local rebuild) with backported row-mt
support and linked against
I tested re-encoding
> (which is a nice fast-paced test file) from VP8 to VP9, which results
> a size reduction from 48M to 31M.
> When using eight CPU cores on one of our video scaler servers, enabling
> gives a significant performance boost; encoding time went down from
to 3:36 mins.
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