Chapter 4. What is H.264?

  1. Professor Iain E. Richardson

Published Online: 20 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470989418.ch4

The H.264 Advanced Video Compression Standard, Second Edition

The H.264 Advanced Video Compression Standard, Second Edition

How to Cite

Richardson, I. E. (2010) What is H.264?, in The H.264 Advanced Video Compression Standard, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470989418.ch4

Author Information

  1. Vcodex Limited, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470516928

Online ISBN: 9780470989418

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • H.264 - defines compressed video data format;
  • H.264 Advanced Video Coding (AVC) - industry standard for video coding;
  • H.264 video coding and decoding process;
  • H.264 codec working - H.264 standard document;
  • H.264/AVC standard;
  • H.264 profiles and levels - defining specific subset of tools;
  • H.264 syntax - compressed video representation;
  • H.264 in practice and advantages - high compression performance

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • What is H.264?

  • How does an H.264 codec work?

  • The H.264/AVC Standard

  • H.264 Profiles and Levels

  • The H.264 Syntax

  • H.264 in practice

  • Summary

  • References