Presently, there are more competing codecs than at any time before. The existing standards are still in use in many places, yet new codecs are vying for attention as the ideal answer to media content delivery. Often, these are presented as a simple comparison “A is better than B”, but frequently the situation is vastly more complex and requires more context. In this paper, we’ll take a look at the latest candidates, provide an assessment of characteristics, and identify where they might fit in the various media ecosystems.
The following codecs are included in this white paper:
– High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC)
– Essential Video Coding (EVC, Baseline and Main Profiles)
– Versatile Video Coding (VVC)
– AOMedia Video 1 (AV1)