Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Alliance for Open Media Targets Open Source Video Codec

The Alliance for Open Media, which was launched last year with the goal of developing an open standard for video compression and delivery over the web, has just added AMD, ARM and NVIDIA to its ranks.

The AOMedia consortium already included Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix.

The Alliance is also announcing public availability of its AOMedia Video source code as an open source project, and is welcoming contribution from the broader developer community.

"The open source availability of our AOMedia Video project with active contributions from industry leaders marks the beginning of a new era of openness and interoperability for Internet video," said Gabe Frost, Executive Director, the Alliance for Open Media. "We’re delighted to welcome AMD, ARM, and NVIDIA to the Alliance for Open Media, reflecting the importance of hardware support to achieve broad industry adoption.”