H.264 is magic: a technical walkthrough

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  • jpeg-xl

    That license doesn't say anything about patents. This one does: https://gitlab.com/wg1/jpeg-xl/-/blob/main/PATENTS and only says that patents owned by Google are covered. So it may be that other companies patent the technology. The information in the repository is not enough to decide whether JPEG XL is safe to use.

  • digital_video_introduction

    A hands-on introduction to video technology: image, video, codec (av1, vp9, h265) and more (ffmpeg encoding).

    For those interested in this topic, I highly recommend the approachable but more extensive technical introduction at https://github.com/leandromoreira/digital_video_introduction

  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

  • mv-extractor

    Extract frames and motion vectors from H.264 and MPEG-4 encoded video.

  • MV-Tractus

    A simple tool to extract motion vectors from h264 encoded videos.

  • caniuse

    Raw browser/feature support data from caniuse.com

    Really hopeful for AVIF but you can't use it on iOS https://caniuse.com/?search=avif :(

  • SVT-AV1

    Welcome to the GitHub repo for the SVT-AV1! This repo is set to read-only for archiving purposes. Please join us at https://gitlab.com/AOMediaCodec/SVT-AV1. We look forward to seeing you there

  • SVT-AV1

    There's 3 that I know of,

    libaom https://aomedia.googlesource.com/aom, the reference implementation.

    https://gitlab.com/AOMediaCodec/SVT-AV1 - from the Alliance for Open Media, which Intel is deeply involved with and is spending a lot of time optimising.

    https://github.com/xiph/rav1e - written in rust, also subject to a lot of optimising. It's not complete coverage of all features, intended to be used for places where libaom is too slow.

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  • rav1e

    The fastest and safest AV1 encoder.

    There's 3 that I know of,

    libaom https://aomedia.googlesource.com/aom, the reference implementation.

    https://gitlab.com/AOMediaCodec/SVT-AV1 - from the Alliance for Open Media, which Intel is deeply involved with and is spending a lot of time optimising.

    https://github.com/xiph/rav1e - written in rust, also subject to a lot of optimising. It's not complete coverage of all features, intended to be used for places where libaom is too slow.

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