Agora Releases VP9 Video Support for Safari

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Agora has become the first real-time video platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provider to offer full support for VP9 in browsers, including Safari. VP9 is a video coding format developed by Google that provides twice the quality of its predecessor, VP8, at the same bitrate. It offers improved compression, adaptive streaming capabilities, and support for high-resolution videos like 4K. Major platforms such as YouTube have adopted VP9 due to its efficiency. However, there were challenges with VP9 on Safari, including lack of hardware support and network adaptation. Agora has now solved these issues by providing dynamic resolution scaling on Safari 16.0 and later versions for desktop and mobile devices. This ensures video quality is maintained in all environments, which is crucial for effective communication across various industries.


Date published
Oct. 30, 2023

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