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V-Nova’s LCECV validated for mobile streaming

Over 1,000 extensive test scenarios were carried out, enhancing two codecs (LCEVC H.264, LCEVC HEVC) on four sets of content of different frame rates

Testing and certification company Kineton has validated V-Nova’s Low Complexity Enhancement Video Coding (LCEVC) for use in mobile devices.

The 10 week testing period recreated the end-user experience and focused on four key areas of measurement: frames-per-second playback, dropped frames, adaptive bitrate performance and power consumption.

Kinetic carried out over 1,000 extensive test scenarios, enhancing two codecs (LCEVC H.264, LCEVC HEVC) on four sets of content of different frame rates including local playback and ABR streaming, covering the two main streaming protocols (HLS, DASH). The company used a range of Android and iOS devices to validate the capabilities of V-Nova LCEVC during each scenario.

According to Kinetic, 99.7 per cent of all tests proved successful on Android devices, with a 99.8 per cent pass rate on iOS.

Guido Meardi, CEO and co-founder of V-Nova, said, “Kineton is a market leader in its field, and we’re delighted that V-Nova LCEVC has been independently validated following a rigorous 10-week testing process in its state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. For service providers, this validation means that when implementing V-Nova LCEVC in mobile applications, they can do so confidently knowing that it meets the highest performance and reliability standards across all streaming use cases.”

Giovanni Fiengo, CEO and co-founder of Kineton, added “Following our exhaustive testing we have confirmed LCEVC’s effectiveness and are confident that the libraries are ready to scale. Many people are now interested in this technology, and we are prepared and will be happy to support them in adopting LCEVC in any real-world deployment.”