Posted by Kaylee Wood | Last update: September 30, 2020 | 5 Min Read
With flying news about AV1 codec at the beginning of 2021, you may wonder what this kind of thing is. AV1, the royalty-free and brand new video encoding and decoding standard, is designed to supersede Google's VP9 and replace HEVC codec, and aims to dominate the video compression field in the near future. To give all-round knowledge, this article will detail the information about AV1 video codec. And the story starts with AOM (Alliance for Open Media).
Latest news: NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX™ 30 Series GPUs has added AV1 hardware decoding support, Windows 10 will get AV1 Hardware-accelerated video support this fall and AMD RX 6000 Series GPUs will also support the AV1 Codec.
In the latest version 6.2, 5KPlayer adds support for decoding the newest codec AV1, thus enabling you to play AV1 videos in 720p or 1080p videos on Windows 10/Mac successfully. With AV1 hardware decoding support to come, 5KPlayer will also support AV1 video playback up to 4K 30fps/60fps and even 8K in the near future no matter you have a NVIDIA GeForce RTX™ 30 Series GPU or AMD RX 6000 Series GPU computer or not.
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