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H.264 File Format

H.264 is a next-generation video compression format. H.264 is also known as MPEG-4 AVC.

File Format Description

H.264 is sometimes referred (erroneously) as x264 – x264 is the name of a popular freeware encoder for the H.264 format. Developed for use in high definition systems such as HDTV, Blu-ray and HD DVD as well as low resolution portable devices such as Sony's PSP and Apple's iPod, H.264 offers better quality at lower file sizes than both MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 ASP (DivX or XviD).

Apple has official adopted H.264 as the format for QuickTime. It is also one of the formats chosen to be supported by both high definition DVD standards, and is destined to be the future standard format for Blu-ray. Even AVCHD, the consumer format offered by the same people behind Blu-ray and for use in camcorders and Blu-ray recorders, uses H.264 as the main video format.

How to Encode H.264

H.264 has become one of the most popular video formats nowadays owing to its capability of deliverting high definition video. Therefore, more and more people intend to encode H.264 from other video formats. To encode other popular videos like MOV, AVI, MP4, MTS, MOD, AVCHD, etc into high-quality H.264 videos, you can turn to professional video converter.

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