Understanding Video Codecs in Unified Communications

Desired video codecs mainly fall between VP8 (and its evolution VP9) and H.264 and H.265. Other formats, such as H261 – H263 – H263p, can be mainly found in legacy conferencing systems and should be avoided.

Let’s examine the main differences between these codecs.

H.264 / H.265

H.264, also known as MPEG-4 Part 10, Advanced Video Coding (MPEG-4 AVC), is a block-oriented, motion-compensation-based video compression standard.

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