V-Nova LCEVC validated for use in mobile devices by Kineton

  • V-Nova LCEVC has been validated for use in software for mobile video applications by market-leading testing and certification company, Kineton
  • The validation comes after Kineton performed over 5,000 individual tests of V-Nova LCEVC on Android and iOS video players
  • The successful test results provide assurance for service provider deployments


London, UK – 5th August 2021 – V-Nova, a leading provider of video compression solutions, today announces validation of its codec-enhancer V-Nova LCEVC for use in mobile devices following laboratory testing by market-leading testing and certification company, Kineton.

Outlined within a new report, the stringent 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. This was to certify V-Nova’s LCEVC functionality and accurately identify any anomalies.

Over 1,000 extensive test scenarios were performed, enhancing two codecs (LCEVC H.264, LCEVC HEVC) on four sets of content of different genres and framerate including local playback and ABR streaming, covering the two main streaming protocols (HLS, DASH).  A range of Android and iOS devices were used to validate the capabilities of V-Nova LCEVC during each of the scenario.

99.7% of all tests proved successful on Android devices, with a 99.8% pass rate on iOS, proving the compatibility and ability of V-Nova LCEVC to facilitate efficient and high-quality video playback at varying bitrates.

Kineton also found that the performance of the hardware chipsets within the devices were not compromised during background tasks, with additional testing of CPU, GPU, memory and battery usage. The product also enhances the playback capability of legacy devices and content.

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, said “We are very pleased to be collaborating with such an innovative and international company as V-Nova. 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.”

V-Nova LCEVC is the industry’s first highly optimized implementation of the MPEG-5 Part 2 Low Complexity Enhancement Video Coding (LCEVC) standard, and benefits from license fees that are either free or low cost. The codec-agnostic ISO/IEC enhancement enables higher quality video at up to 40% lower bitrates than native codecs and improves compression on existing codec standards such as AVC, HEVC, AV1 and VVC. Importantly, it was designed to maintain broad device compatibility at low power consumption, enabling rapid at-scale deployments. Kineton’s laboratory tests found that video-on-demand could be reproduced on a range of mobile devices at resolutions up to 1080p 60 frames per second when subject to increased and decreased bitrate streaming and other typical sources of playback issues, ensuring that end users can benefit from a consistent streaming experience.

To review all of the test summaries, read the full report here.

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