Advanced Video Coding

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Advanced Video Coding

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An ITU standard for compressing video based on MPEG-4. H.264 is very popular, especially for high-definition video such as Blu-ray. Taking advantage of today's chips, H.264 can compress much larger frame sizes. Lower-resolution MPEG-2 quality is also supported at a greatly reduced data rate. See MPEG.

Advanced Video Coding (MPEG-4 AVC)
The H.264 enhancements are achieved using a large number of techniques dubbed "Advanced Video Coding" (AVC). Formerly the "H.26L" project by the ITU, H.264 is officially known as "MPEG-4 Part 10" by the ISO MPEG group, which jointly developed the codec.

H.264 Versions (Profiles)
Within Baseline, Extended, Main and High categories, H.264 is organized in more than 20 "Profiles" that cover resolution, bit rates and subsampling (see chroma subsampling). See SVC, HEVC, H.263, H.323, WebM, MPEG and codec.
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Sun, "Online smoothness with dropping partial data based on advanced video coding stream," Multimedia Tools and Applications, pp.
Stuttgart, Germany, October 31, 2013 --( Today, struktur AG / Spreed released another milestone of libde265 open source codec for High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), a video compression standard, successor to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Advanced Video Coding).
The lawsuit in Seattle involves two standards-- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' 802.11 wireless local area network standard and the International Telecommunication Union's H.264 advanced video coding technology standard.
Combining new mobile radio standards with advanced video coding, researchers at Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications in Berlin have developed a special data compression technique that permits the transmission of two video streams required for a 3-D effect.
MPEG-4 MVC (multiview video coding system, an extension to the ITU-T H.264 advanced video coding system) decoding technologies for Blu-ray 3D(TM)(1), HDMI high-speed data transfer circuit technologies, and high-performance and high-speed graphics engine technologies that also support 3D andcurved surface drawing.
This latest version, of the compression standard--the H.264 Mpeg4 Part 10 or AVC (Advanced Video Coding) CODEC--replaces the previously successful MPEG-4 (MPEG-4 part 2) video encoding standard that it is the latest cutting-edge video compression standard available on the market today.
As bandwidth availability and connectivity may remain at a premium in certain regions, Trow also recommends adopting HEVC/H.265 in an HD streaming environment as it offers improvements over its predecessor, the advanced video coding (AVC)/H.264 standard.
High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) is a video compression standard, a successor to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC (Advanced Video Coding), which was jointly developed by the ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 29/WG 11 Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) and ITU-T SG16/Q.6 Video Coding Experts Group (VCEG) as ISO/IEC 23008-2 MPEG-H Part 2 and ITU-T H.265.
H.264 | ISO/IEC 14496-10 (MPEG-4 AVC), "Advanced video coding for generic audiovisual services," Mar.

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