Very exciting! The new video codec so far is mostly based on Google’s in-development VP10 (next gen of the VP8/VP9 used in WebM) but is being co-developed and supported with a number of other orgs.
- CPU/GPU/SoC makers: Intel, AMD, ARM, NVidia
- OS & machine makers: Google, Microsoft, Cisco
- Browser makers: Mozilla, Google, Microsoft
- Content farms: Netflix, Google (YouTube)
Microsoft is also actively working on VP8/VP9 support for Windows 10, with some limited compatibility in preview releases.
As always, Apple remains conspicuously absent. :(
Like the earlier VP8/VP9 the patent licenses are open and don’t have the kind of weird clauses that have tripped up MPEGLA’s H.264 and HEVC/H.265 in some quarters. (*cough* Linux *cough* Wikipedia)