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Video Codec Requirements and Evaluation Methodology

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Subject: Document Action: 'Video Codec Requirements and Evaluation Methodology' to Informational RFC (draft-ietf-netvc-requirements-10.txt)

The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'Video Codec Requirements and Evaluation Methodology'
  (draft-ietf-netvc-requirements-10.txt) as Informational RFC

This document is the product of the Internet Video Codec Working Group.

The IESG contact persons are Adam Roach, Alexey Melnikov and Barry Leiba.

A URL of this Internet Draft is:

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Technical Summary

This document specifies the requirements for a video codec designed mainly for use over the internet, encompassing a wide range of interactive and non-interactive applications. Evaluation methodology is also specified for quantitative requirements such as compression efficiency.

Working Group Summary

There is broad working group consensus on the document contents, with no notable exceptions. The working group deliberated on whether to publish this as an RFC or keep as a living document during codec candidate development. The deciding factors were the requirements had become stable, and other consortiums (Alliance for Open Media) were also using this document for their codec development activities.

Document Quality

There have been several reviews of this document from several working group participants, as well as external review from other consortiums (Alliance for Open Media). Andrey Norkin, who also participates in AOM, became a co-author to maintain alignment between working group review and external (AOM) review. The first WGLC had extensive review comments, resulting in Andrey becoming a co-author. The last WGLC had no comments, as the document is mature and stable.


Mo Zanaty is the document shepherd. Adam Roach is the responsible AD.

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