Also known as MPEG-4/AVC, an advanced video encoding standard, widely used in Blu-ray and streaming video.

There are various names for h.264:

  • MPEG-4 Part 10
  • MPEG-4/AVC
  • H.264

h.264 is a video encoding standard that allows to compress video. It offers mechanisms for error-robust encoding and generally preserves quality very well, even at low bitrates.

The most common free and open-source encoder for h.264 is .

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