This feature ships an AV1 encoder in Chrome desktop, specifically optimized for video conferencing with WebRTC integration.
AV1 encode is requested by a number of RTC applications, including Duo, Meet, and Webex. The primary benefits of AV1 are: - better compression efficiency to reduce bandwidth consumption and improve visual quality - Enabling video for users on very low bandwidth networks (offering video at 30kbps and lower) - Significant screen sharing efficiency improvements over VP9 and other codecs We are also promoting this launch to enable easier testing and experimentation with AV1 RTC calls.
Specification being incubated in a Community Group
Status in Chromium
Enabled by default
Consensus & Standardization
- No signal
Last updated on 2021-12-29