H.264 is also known as “MPEG-4 Part 10 & Advaced Video Coding”.

H.264 is a widely used compression format (=video codec) that is used extensively in the industry. This includes video conferencing systems, TV broadcasting, webcams, smartphones, etc.

H.264 is royalty bearing and is governed by the MPEG-LA.

H.264 is one of the candidates for use as a mandatory to implement video codec in WebRTC.

Recently, a royalty free implementation known as openH264 has been introduced and is being integrated into the latest versions of Mozilla’s Firefox browser as an additional video codec (VP8 is already implemented by Firefox).



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