Get ready to see Hardware Accelerated AV1 Video Support on Windows 10

Microsoft has announced that they will roll out support for the AV1 video codec for Windows 10 computers with the latest GPUs this fall. This will use hardware acceleration instead of software, which in turn reduces power consumption and increase battery life.

There’s also an extension on the Microsoft Store that enables PCs to play videos according to the AV1 video coding format.

In order to get hardware acceleration support on your PC, here are the requirements –

To learn even more about AV1, check out AOM’s get started page. There is an open source AV1 decoder implementation, dav1d, developed by VideoLAN and FFmpeg and sponsored by AOM. Windows media developers who are using DirectX may want to look at the AV1 support in DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA).

Karthik Mudaliar
Karthik Mudaliar
Karthik Mudaliar is a Computer Science student, who loves to write about science and technology. In his free time, you will find him reading finance books or scrolling Twitter. Feel free to contact him on any of the social media below or email him at [email protected]

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