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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]