Options Analysis of MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Codec x264


x264 Codec

We have analyzed x264 (version r938) - one of the best codecs of MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 video coding standard. This codec demonstrates great results of both quality and speed of encoding according to our previous MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec comparisons. Number of codec options were analysed to find their best values and codec’s optimal presets.

The following options were considered:

Report Contents

The report contain the following sections:

Presets point cloud
Presets quality and speed. Each point is tested preset.
X axis is encoding speed, Y axis is average bitrate for the same quality.

Main Results

Main results of this work are the following:

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x264 options analysis, PDF, EN, 1.73 MB


Special thanks to the following contributors of this work

Intel RFBR


E-mail: videocodec-testing@graphics.cs.msu.ru

10 Mar 2011
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MSU Video Codec Comparisons (6 test of lossless, MPEG-4 and MPEG-4 AVC)
Call for HEVC codecs 2018
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