Android h264 codec

 

Android h264 codec

With all of the codecs and compression standards in the video encoding space, Encoding.com wanted to give a refresher and complete overview on the most popular video compression standard-H.264. This industry standard for advanced video compression is arguably the most widely used, and compared with other standards such as MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 Visual, H.264 can deliver better image quality at the same compressed bitrate, or a lower compressed bitrate for the same image quality.

Example Coding Efficiency Comparison
H.264 video codec has the most backing and use amongst the largest tech companies (eg. Microsoft and Apple), the most use by streaming internet sources, such as videos from Vimeo, YouTube, and the iTunes Store, and web software such as the Adobe Flash Player and Microsoft Silverlight. However, it is not free and requires patent licensing fees for commercial use. All major video editors, including Final Cut, Adobe Premiere and Avid, export to H.264 format.

History of H.264
H.264/MPEG-4 AV was developed by the ITU-T Video Coding Experts Group (VCEG) together with the ISO/IEC JTC1 Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG). The project partnership effort is known as the Joint Video Team (JVT).