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Support AV1 Codec (AOMedia Video 1) - jay.kody - 2019-08-13

Kodi 18.3 is currently unable to play AV1 encoded videos.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AV1

It would be nice if Kodi could ship a ffmpeg version with an enabled AV1 module (libaom or dav1d).
I took a look at the make-file in order to open a PR, but was somewhat overwhelmed: https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/blob/18.3-Leia/cmake/modules/FindFFMPEG.cmake

I'm currently fixing the Kodi plugin for Vimeo. Vimeo now ships a lot of videos AV1 encoded, because Firefox and Chrome support this codec since some time.
But the AV1 encoded videos from Vimeo can't be played in Kodi, which is a bummer...

If there is already a plan to enable AV1, please share a link. I couldn't find anything official in the wiki or forums.