NVIDIA product general manager Gerardo Delgado mentioned on his personal Twitter that Discord will provide updates from January 26, so that the live broadcast function can support NVIDIA RTX 40 series AV1 encoding. The biggest benefit is that users can use less network bandwidth upload band provides high definition live broadcast.
Discord is currently rolling out an update that enables AV1 streaming with GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs!
The update is rolling out starting this week and will be slowly rolled out to all users. With AV1 you will be able to stream up to 4K60 with nitro, at 8 Mbps!
— Gerardo Delgado (@gerdelgado) January 25, 2023
According to Twitter Gerardo Delgado, the updated Discord can use 8Mbps bandwidth to provide 4K 60P streaming direct dial, and is also compatible with P2P Switch, even if the viewing computer does not support AV1, it will converted to H.264 format.
▲ The popularity of AV1 in mobile devices is faster
AV1 is a new generation codec offered by AOM VideoLAN and FFmpeg have completed the development of the open source dav1d decoder with AOM support Compared with H.264, it can save half of the bandwidth, and can even reduce the width band by 20% compared to VP9. Although AV1 is not a brand new encoding format, due to the long cycle of PC product architecture change, and because the type of use is mainly a fixed point, the network bandwidth is more numerous than the bandwidth of mobile devices, and the import speed is slower than mobile devices.