Progress in the Alliance for Open Media

Presented by Timothy B. Terriberry
Wednesday 4:35 p.m.–5:20 p.m.
Target audience: Developer


Last year, various disparate open-source efforts to produce a royalty-free, next-generation video codec united to form the Alliance for Open Media. It boasts contributions from Google's VP10, Cisco's Thor project, and Xiph and Mozilla's Daala project, and industry partners such as Adobe, Amazon, Microsoft, and Netflix, with hardware partners including AMD, ARM, Intel, and NVIDIA. We think this is our best chance yet to create a successful video codec that achieves wide deployment.

This talk will explain the directions the codec is taking, what we learned in the Daala project that we feel we can contribute, where we think we can improve over prior generations, and how far we've come to date. It is intended for an audience with a technical background who does not already have significant signal processing experience.

Presented by

Timothy B. Terriberry

Dr. Timothy B. Terriberry has volunteered for the Xiph.Org Foundation---a non-profit organization that develops free, open multimedia protocols and software---since 2002, and has worked for the Mozilla Corporation in various capacities since 2008. In addition to leading Mozilla's efforts to contribute to the Alliance for Open Media, he runs the Daala project, was the lead developer of the Theora video codec, was one of the developers of the Opus audio codec, and has helped maintain most of Xiph's other codecs. Timothy received dual B.S. and M.S. degrees from Virginia Tech in 1999 and 2001, respectively, in both Mathematics and Computer Science, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of North Carlina at Chapel Hill in 2006.

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