AV1 For WebRTC – New Benchmarks

In part 1 of this article, we introduced the AV1 codec for Real-Time Communications (RTC) by comparing our Aurora1 AV1 encoder with x264 and libvpx-VP9 operating on the Snapdragon 845. In Part 2, we update the results by comparing our Aurora1 AV1 encoder with x264 and add OpenH264 and libaom-RT. Codec implementations and their performance, quality, and efficiency vary, still, there is nothing they can do to increase the number of coding tools available. An advanced codec will always provide higher compression efficiency and better operational modes than a legacy standard. As Chrome 90 Beta has fully integrated AV1 with WebRTC, many video conferencing platforms and applications are evaluating AV1...

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