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Daala video compression

Daala is the code-name for a new video compression technology. The effort is a collaboration between Mozilla Foundation, Xiph.Org Foundation and other contributors.

The goal of the project is to provide a free to implement, use and distribute digital media format and reference implementation with technical performance superior to h.265.

Technology demos


If you're interested in our progress, or in helping out, development code is available from our working repository.

git clone https://gitlab.xiph.org/xiph/daala.git

We have a Quickstart Guide to help you get the code built and running. Development discussion takes place in #daala on irc.libera.chat.
And on the daala@xiph.org mailing list (archives)


For overall progress and goals see daala notes on the Xiph.Org wiki.

IETF drafts

For some of the ideas we've worked on, see Tim's presentation slides, "An Introduction to Video Coding", from the Auckland meeting in January, 2012. Video recordings of the presentation are also available, but unfortunately not for the first part day.