The Codec Debate


With the emergence of 8K and new video services such as extended reality with 6 degrees of freedom, there is a need for more efficient compression. Additionally video is widely used, considering more than 80% of the Internet traffic over mobile phones is for such services.  To reduce further video traffic and enable optimum consumption; improved compression is a key factor and will be required, it will also bring benefits for environment topics. 

Differently from the past when codecs were predominantly coming from MPEG/ITU, currently we see various organizations developing codes such as the Alliance for Open Media (AOM) and the Chinese standard AVS.  In this session we will speak about the recent advances of AOM codecs (with AV1 and AV2), the next gen MPEG codec (VVC/H.266) and the latest progress with the Chinese video standard (AVS3).