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Netflix, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, others form new group to develop next-generation media formats, codecs

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 Sep 2015 23:14 User comments (1)

Netflix, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, others form new group to develop next-generation media formats, codecs A super group consisting of Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix have created the Alliance for Open Media, a project that will develop next-generation media formats, codecs and technologies.
The Alliance has committed to a next-generation video format that will be interoperable and open; optimized for the web; scalable to any modern device at any bandwidth; designed with a low computational footprint and optimized for hardware; capable of consistent, highest-quality, real-time video delivery; and flexible for both commercial and non-commercial content, including user-generated content.

"Customer expectations for media delivery continue to grow, and fulfilling their expectations requires the concerted energy of the entire ecosystem," said Gabe Frost, the Alliance for Open Media's Executive Director. "The Alliance for Open Media brings together the leading experts in the entire video stack to work together in pursuit of open, royalty-free and interoperable solutions for the next generation of video delivery."

The next-gen format will be royalty free.

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112.9.2015 0:11

royalty free? so whats the catch?
DRM so crappy that pantomime would be better?


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