VP9 Codec: Google’s Open-Source Technology Explained

This article on the Wowza website provides a quick overview of the VP9 codec: what it is, how it performs, what it costs, and what it’s good for. It concludes with a section on where you should consider deploying VP9 and what you need to know to effectively deploy the codec.

Here’s how VP9, HEVC, and AV1 compare to H.264.

The article is the second in a five-part series that will cover H.264, VP9, HEVC, AV1, and VVC. There are four tables that detail compatibility, performance, royalty status, and suitability for tasks like live, transcoding, HDR.

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