H.264

June 26, 2019

COLLABORATION

Cisco Leap Frogs H.264 Video Collaboration with Real-Time AV1 Codec

As AV1 permeates in collaboration, Cisco is well positioned to introduce AV1 to enable richer and better experiences, even in the most difficult network conditions.

March 28, 2018

COLLABORATION

Introducing the Industry’s Next Video Codec: AV1

AV1, the industry's next-generation video codec for the Internet, has arrived. AV1 is a milestone for Alliance for Open Media. After three years of collaborative innovation among technology leaders, the codec is expected to accommodate new applications that require higher quality, lower-bandwidth video.

August 11, 2015

COLLABORATION

World, Meet Thor – a Project to Hammer Out a Royalty Free Video Codec

Video codecs remain an area of active research and development. The current generation video codec is H.264 – in widespread usage on the Internet. Cisco has actively worked towards making H.264 the foundation of real-time communications on the web. The next generation codecs are just beginning to emerge. There are two of note – Google’s […]

November 18, 2014

COLLABORATION

Industry First: h.264 Video endpoint calls Firefox via Webrtc-enabled Project Squared

Yesterday on stage at Cisco Collaboration Summit, I demonstrated an industry first – the first non-transcoded video call between a webRTC application and an existing video endpoint. Why is this significant? WebRTC is an exciting new technology, enabling real-time voice and video calling natively in the browser. Up until now WebRTC-enabled applications have not been […]

October 14, 2014

COLLABORATION

Cisco’s OpenH264 Now Part of Firefox

Voice and video communications over IP have become ubiquitous over the last decade, pervasive across desktop apps, mobile apps, IP phones, video conferencing endpoints, and more.  One big barrier remains: users can’t collaborate directly from their web browser without downloading cumbersome plugins for different applications.  WebRTC – a set of extensions to HTML5 – can […]

November 19, 2013

VIDEO

Summary: No consensus at IETF, but it’s not over yet

Recently Cisco made significant efforts around open sourcing our H.264 implementation, including covering the MPEG-LA licensing costs for distribution and working with Mozilla to add support for H.264. However, in this attempt to unstick the logjam that has occurred in the standards bodies, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) failed to reach consensus on the […]

October 30, 2013

VIDEO

Extending Video to the Web through Open Source H.264

Cisco has been a champion of video communications for a very long time. We are committed to seeing video communications from board room to cubicle, and from CEO to intern. To achieve this vision, we’ve been investing in video solutions from top-end immersive telepresence to video capable soft clients like Jabber. Unfortunately, the one place […]

October 30, 2013

OPEN AT CISCO

The Age of Open Source Video Codecs

The first time I met Jim Barton (DVR pioneer and TiVo co-founder) I was a young man looking at the hottest company in Silicon Valley in the day: SGI, the place where Michael Jackson and Steven Spielberg just arrived to visit, the same building in Mountain View as it were, that same week in late […]

June 21, 2013

VIDEO

TC 6.2 Enhances Redundancy and Resiliency

I know it just seems like yesterday I was talking about the Cisco TelePresence TC 6.1 software update. But we are moving fast and at InfoComm 2013 we unveiled TC6.2 software release for Cisco TelePresence endpoints including the EX, MX and C Series as well as the Profile and SX20. This latest release includes enhanced […]