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
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 x264.