If you are unfamiliar with the AV1 codec well it is the successor to VP9 which was in the same class of h.264 which was and still is prolific on the internet. AV1 is a big jump over h264…

MediaTek was early to implemented AV1 in their Dimensity smartphone chips since 2019. And if you aren’t aware those are in a lot of Chinese smartphones.

There is now a decent chance you own and use a device that supports AV1 decoding. This means that AV1 I think is going to take over the internet in the next few years.

Although AV1 is free and open source, it is a result of corporate socialism and Google’s CIA influence. It probably wouldn’t even be possible in the capitalist framework otherwise because big surprise intellectual property isn’t actually good for innovation or much else.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AV1 - https://www.xda-developers.com/av1/ - https://www.androidauthority.com/av1-codec-1113318/

The AV1 Video Codec - linux.conf.au

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Do you not know of the tie between Google and CIA? Google is like a CIA startup with the goal of mass surveillance. The stuff is documented in video by the likes of Multipolarista, Second Thought, Graham Elwood. Maybe wikileaks has some documents on it.

But no I don’t think AV1 is a CIA op in any way. I doubt they managed to sneak some weird backdoor or something into it.

That was to make a point that nothing is so benign for being free and open source. But I’d much rather have this than h.265 which would be a nightmare even from a capitalist efficiency standpoint which is why fascism is inevitable under capitalism.

Actually I don’t even really mean to make this so political. I am very excited by AV1 and I have an interest in these algorithms. The video seems to go into some detail on that. I would like for the state of the art to progress faster under different circumstances.

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Google began the work on AV1 before 2016 it was called VP10, the successor to VP9.

They had to pull in a ton of companies and organizations to form the Alliance for Open Media which releases AV1 free, open source for the benefit of the ecosystem.

Even then they have to do weird things because of existing patents.

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It’s just a codec. It won’t benefit surveillance directly.

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Yes where there is streaming video but I think this is more about making money.

Yes I have heard mixed numbers from 10% to 30% savings. It does not encode faster than H265 but the point is for hardware acceleration. GPUs with AV1 encode are not really available yet (they will be soon) except for in data centers. The first step is putting decode in consumer devices.

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