Apple Embraces HEVC: What this Means for the Codec Market – Streaming Learning Center

At the recent World Wide Developer’s Conference (WWDC), Apple announced that the next versions of Safari, iOS, and tvOS will support HLS with HEVC encoded video. This puts Apple firmly in the HEVC camp, with the Alliance for Open Media camp (Amazon, Cisco, Intel, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, Netflix, and many others) supporting the AV1 codec (and the VP9 codec before its release).

I discussed the technical implications in this article on StreamingMedia.com. In this article, I’ll predict how Apple’s decision will impact the codec market going forward.

Source: Apple Embraces HEVC: What this Means for the Codec Market – Streaming Learning Center

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