The new generation graphics cards from AMD and NVIDIA include AV1 codecs, but they can only be used for watching videos or recording videos at the moment. So far, no platform has officially opened the use of AV1 for live streaming.
And only now the free fast calling software on the Internet Discord has become the first platform to open live streaming AV1.back Twitter user Gerardo Delgado He said: “Discord is expected to release an update file. This update will support AV1 live streaming using GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs, and will be rolling out slowly and open to all users starting this week . If you use the AV1 video encoding format, it is possible to transfer nitro live images up to 4K 60fps at a speed of 8 Mbps.”
Later Gerardo Delgado also added that as long as NVIDIA RTX 30 and 40 series, AMD 6000 and 7000 series graphics cards, and any processors in 2020 or later have AV1 decoders available. Additionally, because Discord uses P2P streaming technology, it will check if the people in the live channel can watch AV1, and if so, it will use the AV1 encoding format. However, if someone joins but the display card does not have an AV1 codec and cannot decode and watch, Discord will automatically switch to the H.264 encoding format. This is to ensure that everyone can see the live broadcast.