The arrival of AV1 encoding on Discord was just the beginning of a larger process: the AV1 support on new OSB Studioin fact, widens the horizon to YouTube
Platform compatibility with the new open coding was achieved via RTMP updatealso bringing support for HEVC streaming.
NVIDIA is also celebrating this milestone, as its RTX 40 Series, powered by next-generation dual NVENC hardware encoders, fully support AV1 encoding for high-quality, low-latency streaming. In particular, explains the green team, it is about “40% more efficient encoding on average than H.264” while offering a significant reduction in upload bandwidth for streaming your content and, “thanks to the higher resolution, AV1 encoding is even more efficient. For example, AV1 enables 4K streaming at 60 frames per second with 10Mbps upload bandwidth, compared to H.264’s 20Mbps, making 4K60 streaming available to an even wider audience“.
Also in our recent review of the RTX 4070 Founders Edition we underlined the usefulness and excellent performance that can be obtained with the new codecwithout considering the substantial reduction in rendering times for very high resolution material.