Articles tagged with “AV1”

AV1 and the Video Wars of 2027

It’s six years in the future, and Netflix costs $4,000 a month. What happened? We continued our reliance on patented video codecs to stream web video, instead of supporting royalty-free AV1. Read more

An Invisible Tax on the Web: Video Codecs

Here’s a surprising fact: It costs money to watch video online, even on free sites like YouTube. That’s because roughly 80% of video files rely on a patented video codec to compress and transmit media quickly over the internet. Read more