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The internet needs a competitive, royalty-free video codec

  • James Bankoski (a1), Matthew Frost (a1) and Adrian Grange (a1)
Abstract

In this paper, we present the argument in favor of an open source, a royalty-free video codec that will keep pace with the evolution of video traffic. Additionally, we argue that the availability of a state-of-the-art, royalty-free codec levels the playing field, allowing small content owners, and application developers to compete with the larger companies that operate in this space.

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This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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Corresponding author: J. Bankoski Email: jimbankoski@google.com
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