How to Enable or Disable AV1 Video Codec Support in Google Chrome

AOMedia Video 1 (AV1) is an open, royalty-free video coding format designed for video transmissions over the Internet. It is being developed by the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia), a consortium of firms from the semiconductor industry, video on demand providers, and web browser developers, founded in 2015. The AV1 bitstream specification includes a reference video codec.

Starting with Google Chrome 69, Google added an experimental flag to allow decoding of files with the AV1 video codec.

Support for playing AV1 videos in Google Chrome is disabled by default, but you can enable support.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable AV1 codec support to play AV1-encoded videos in Google Chrome for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.

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