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Daala is the current working name of a next generation video codec. 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.

First streams (pre-alpha) were encoded 2013-05-30.

For a nice introduction into the technical concepts behind Daala, see