Khronos introduces Decode AV1 video extension in Vulkan Video aimed at streamers

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The Vulkan Working Group within Khronos has introduced a set of video format decode and encode extensions known as Vulkan Video. In the latest release, Vulkan 1.3.277, the Working Group unveiled the new Decode AV1 video extension. Aligned with the principles of the Vulkan project, AV1 represents a royalty-free open standard for video compression, developed by the Alliance for Open Media (AOM), renowned for its exceptional performance and quality. This Decode AV1 extension, a product of extensive industry collaboration and support, marks a significant achievement, leveraging the groundwork laid by Vulkan Video to provide cross-platform, portable, and high-performance AV1 decoding capabilities for engines and applications across diverse environments.

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