H.264 Advanced Video Coding

H.264 / AVC is an industry standard for video compression, the process of converting digital video into a format that takes up less capacity when it is stored or transmitted.

Video compression or video coding is an essential technology for applications such as digital television, DVD and Blu-Ray disks, mobile TV, videoconferencing and internet video streaming. Standardising video compression makes it possible for products from different manufacturers such as encoders, decoders and storage media to inter-operate. An encoder converts video into a compressed format and a decoder converts compressed video back into an uncompressed format.

H.264 Resources

Start here for an overview of H.264 / AVC. What is it and how does it work?


The Details
In-depth technical coverage of selected topics. Find out how key elements of an H.264 / AVC codec actually work.

   The H.264 Integer Transform (Login required)

   H.264 Integer Prediction (Login required)

   H.264 inter prediction (Login required)

   The H.264 loop filter (Login required)

   H.264 picture management (Login required)

For the complete picture, read Iain Richardsonís books on the H.264 Advanced Video Compression standard:


Web seminars which talk through basic and more advanced concepts. Two BrightTalk webcasts with audio commentary:


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