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Zoom joins the Alliance for Open Media

June 22, 2023

The Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia), which aims to define and develop open standards for media compression and delivery, has confirmed that communications technology company Zoom Video Communications has joined the Alliance as a Promoter Member. As a member of AOMedia, Zoom will collaborate with other leading Internet and media technology companies, to advance open standards for media compression and delivery over the web.

The Alliance says that Zoom’s experience and expertise in video communications will be valuable to AOMedia’s ongoing efforts to extend the capabilities of its AV1 video codec and introduce new technologies.

“We’re excited to welcome Zoom to AOMedia, reflecting our joint commitment to leverage AV1 to improve streaming media in new and cutting-edge ways,” declared Matt Frost, AOMedia Chair. “We look forward to working together with Zoom to increase the openness and interoperability of Internet video.”

AV1 delivers a next-generation video format that is interoperable, open, optimised for internet delivery and scalable to any modern device at any bandwidth. Designed at the outset for hardware optimisation, the AV1 specification, reference code, and bindings are available for toolmakers and developers to download to begin designing AV1 into products.

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