Lesson of the Week: The New Rules of Codec Deployments

Adoption of MPEG-2, H.264, and HEVC was almost automatic in some markets because implementors assumed that royalties would be reasonable and that the codecs would succeed. Two factors have changed those assumptions; the HEVC royalty mess and the formation of the Alliance for Open Media. This short video details how these two factors have changed how codecs are deployed.

If you’re wondering how quickly new codecs like AV1, VVC, LCEVC, or EVC will be deployed, this video is for you.

This lesson was recently added to my online course, Streaming Media 101: Technical Onboarding for Streaming Media Professionals.

About Jan Ozer

I help companies train new technical hires in streaming media-related positions; I also help companies optimize their codec selections and encoding stacks, and evaluate new encoders and codecs.

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