I can instantly tell whether Youtube serves AV1.
GODDAMNIT GOOGLE FIX YOUR SHITTY HACKED-UP RATE CONTROL SYSTEM THE ENCODER BLURS EVERY PIECE OF GRASS TO DEATH
@lynne the youtube experience is uploading a 5 MB file with a flac audio track and a static picture and ending up with a 2 GB stream with blurry i-frames
@mia Inverse problem with av1. Libaom HUGELY boosts keyframes. Like, way too much, leaving very little bits to stuff like grass.
If you have a slideshow and somehow the scene detector doesn't screw up, you're better off with av1. Otherwise, it's a world of blur and D(C/S)T basis functions.
Usually with those single-picture youtube videos the audio is shot.
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