Wowza has published its Video Codec Landscape 2022 guide, which sets out the lay of the land in the encoding world. The major takeaway appears to be AV1 reaching cost parity with HEVC, and some pretty concrete evidence for the improvements that the LCEVC enhancement layer can bring to the table. The esteemed Jan Ozer is the report’s author – a person who plays around with the guts of these codecs and provides a valuable outside perspective on the actual real-world performance of these tools. To this end, we should be able to happily trust the findings, and the Wowza endorsement reinforces this position.
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