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The internet needs a competitive, royalty-free video codec

Adrian Grange
Matthew Frost
Cambridge University Press, Google (2018)


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.