Alliance for Open Media
|Formation||September 1, 2015|
|Purpose||Develop a royalty-free video format|
The Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia) is a non-profit organization whose first project is to develop a new open video codec and format as a successor to VP9 and a royalty-free alternative to HEVC. The founding members are Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel Corporation, Microsoft, Mozilla, and Netflix. The collaboration goal for the future of this joint development foundation is to "avoid more patent and licensing battles that have been a big roadblock to innovation." The alliance also aims to provide competition to the Moving Picture Experts Group, who provide backing for the video data compression methods most commonly in use in 2015. The project will release new video codecs as free software under the Apache 2.0 license and will use elements from Daala, Thor, and VP10.
On September 1, 2015, the Alliance for Open Media was announced with the goal of developing a royalty free video format as an alternative to e.g. the licensed H.264 and HEVC. The plan is to release the video format by 2017.
AOMedia Video, also called AV1, will be developed as a new open source video format. The Alliance’s main goal is to create and deliver a next-generation high-quality open video compression codec and format that is optimized for streaming media over the internet, for both commercial and non-commercial content, including user-generated content. AOMedia is planning for AV1 to be completed by March 2017.
- "Alliance for Open Media established to deliver next-generation open media formats" (Press release). Alliance for Open Media. 1 September 2015. Retrieved 5 September 2015.[self-published source]
- Stephen Shankland (2015-09-01). "Tech giants join forces to hasten high-quality online video". CNET. Retrieved 2015-09-01.
- Lamm, Greg (3 September 2015). "Why Microsoft and Amazon are working with Google and Netflix to make video streaming faster". Puget Sound Business Journal. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
- David Bryant (2015-09-01). "Forging an Alliance for Royalty-Free Video". Mozilla. Retrieved 2015-09-01.
- Jan Ozer (2015-09-01). "Amazon, Google, and More Working on Royalty-Free Codec". StreamingMedia.com. Retrieved 2015-09-02.
- "The Alliance for Open Media Welcomes New Members and Announces Availability of Open Source Video Codec Project". Alliance for Open Media. 2016-04-05. Retrieved 2016-04-07.
- "A Progress Report: The Alliance for Open Media and the AV1 Codec". StreamingMedia.com. 2016-04-12. Retrieved 2016-04-13.
- NETVC, a standardization effort by the IETF that overlaps and complements the efforts of the Alliance for Open Media
- List of open-source codecs
- Ultra-high-definition television (UHDTV) – digital television formats standards with resolutions of 4K / 2160p (3840x2160) and 8K / 4320p (7680x4320)
- Rec. 2020 – ITU-R Recommendation for UHDTV