Recommendation ITU H.264 (International Standard ISO/IEC 14496-10) is intended for higher compression of motion pictures in various applications such as video conferencing, video streaming, digital storage media, television broadcasting, and communication.
H.264 enables the use of the coded video for a wide variety of network environments. Encoded motion video may be manipulated and stored like other computer data and transmitted over existing and future networks and distribution channels.
H.264 has evolved from previous video coding standards including ITU-T H.261, ITU-T H.262, and ITU-T H.263. The video coding standard continues to add new profiles and define supplemental data to further extend the range of applications addressed by the standard.
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