Fifth MSU MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Video Codec Comparison

For people, who make real research in field of high-end video compression and professionally use videocodecs


Codecs that Were Tested

Comparison Rules

All codec options and presets were provided by codec authors.

Comparison Content

Following metrics were measured:

Codecs were analyzed separately in the following types of application:

Individual codecs’ settings were used for each of usage areas.

Video sequences that were used in this comparison:

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Fifth MSU MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Video Codec Comparison

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See also previous Fourth Annual MSU MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Video Codec Comparison


Special thanks to the following contributors of our previous comparisons

Google Voceweb Adobe
Intel AMD Adobe KDDI R&D labs Tata Elxsi



10 Mar 2011
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