Youtube starts test with open royalty-free AV1 codec


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Originally published at: https://www.myce.com/news/youtube-starts-test-with-open-royalty-free-av1-codec-85094/

Google has launched the first beta of video playback using the AV1 codec on YouTube. Initially, the amount of videos encoded with AV1 will be limited, and only Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox users will be able to playback the AV1 encoded videos.