VideoLAN announces dav1d, a promising, patents-free new AV1 decoder:
@fribbledom "AV1 has the potential to be up to 20% better than the HEVC codec"
HEVC is already so good!
@fribbledom I'm kind of surprised that they're doing it as a standalone decoder rather than building it in the ffmpeg codebase, but I suppose that will help adoption with folks who only want the decoder, and don't want to deal with the LGPL code in ffmpeg.
I suspect that it might also get merged into ffmpeg when it's more complete, since they like to have decoders without external library dependencies where possible.
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