Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Next Up, libvpx "Cayuga"

We're targeting late Q2, 2011 for our next named release of the VP8 Codec SDK (libvpx). We're calling this release "Cayuga" in honor of our project's roots in New York state. Also because it's fun to say. Go ahead, say it: Cayuga.

We will continue to focus on encoder speed in Cayuga. Though our Bali encoder is up to 4.5x faster than the initial VP8 release (at "Best" quality mode), there are more speed improvements to be had. As always, we'll continue to improve video quality in the encoder.

We welcome contributions from developers, so if you have ideas for improving libvpx speed or quality, get coding!

John Luther is Product Manager of the WebM Project.

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