AV1 support in next Vero XK device

Based on these news, will there be taken steps to support this new format? It looks very promising :slight_smile:

AV1 Tech Sheet

This has been asked before. In short: we’re keeping an eye on it, but there needs to be movement on its adoption first.


Any chance of an updated Vero that has support for AV1? AV1 is getting serious traction.

This is interesting Best Video Codec: An Evaluation of AV1, AVC, HEVC and VP9

It’s something that we continue to assess, but we don’t have any news at this time.

This would be a good feature. I have some videos from YouTube in AV1 and it would be great to be able to play them with Vero 4K+ which seems to handle anything else well. Is the support for existing devices via software decoding even a possibility?

Software decoding, even using dav1d is very computationally expensive.
720p would probably be a go, but higher resolutions won’t be possible on current hardware.

In my opinion it is useless to add the av1 codec to OSMC without proper hardware acceleration. It would be only a waste of time!