A Brief History of Video Compression

Some of you who know me know that I used to write software for digital movie recording and playback, with some hardware assisted magic.  It's been a while since I've been active in that space, so I'm a little rusty when it comes to the recent history of compression standards for dealing with high quality digital video.

I ran across this article that does a nice job of summarizing the evolution and improvement of video compression over the last 10 to 15 years.  If I had to "bottom line" it, I'd say this: if you're using some kind of computer to watch movies and other video content, your best bet is to create H.264, and it's going to get even better pretty soon.  If you're using a set top box from your cable or sattelite provider, you're probably going with the older-and-less-efficient MPEG-2 standard, and you should write to them and tell them to hurry up and upgrade your set top box to be H.264-compatible.  It's in their best interest to do that in the long term; it'll just cost a bit of capital cost up front.  That's okay, they'll make that money back soon enough.

Powered by ScribeFire.


Great information! I needed

Great information! I needed that tip concerning video compression my research paper very much! Thanks for posting it.

Thanks for the informative

Thanks for the informative post on a brief history of video compression. With the quality of images and videos getting better and larger day by day, need for video compression has became a very important section for storing these precious moments by saving space. rent ipad

Very Nice Collection

superb collection of quotes in hindi find out here. we are sharing details.. quotes in hindi

Nowadays everyone is making

Nowadays everyone is making their own videos on different things. They call it vlogs. I have also seen a vlog on assignmentmasters.co.uk reviews about a 360-degree video and video making which was really very helpful for me.

mobile home sales

mobile home sales agents http://www.scrbooks.com/


HOW TO USE LUCKY PATCHER APK As of now, we are able to access almost all the application from Google play store



Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.