VideoLAN community develops own open-source royalty free AV1 codec

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The VideoLAN, VLC and FFmpeg communities have created their own cross-platform, royalty free and open source AV1 codec, called Dav1d. Their implementation is reportedly better than the reference implementation that was developed for research, together with writing the AV1 specification. AV1 should be 20% better than HEVC.