C104: The Future Of Video Codecs: VP9, HEVC and AV1

Track C – Thursday 2 November 
14:45 – 15:30

The upcoming support of HEVC on iOS is bringing new dynamics into the video codec world, and by end of the year AV1 is going to be released. At the same time, VP9 gains a lot of popularity among content providers especially for Web browsers as well as Android devices. This panel will discuss what is the status of the different video codecs today, what are benefits and problems, and how this will change in the future. It will also discuss the question if the industry is are getting into a codec war again, where content providers will have to support multiple video codecs in parallel to reach all devices.

Presented by: Stefan Lederer, David Sayed, Joel Korpi, Andy Beach, Timothy Terriberry