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Author by Oswald

June 06 , 2019

Having questions about Video Encoding, Encoder, Decoder and Codec? In the following article, I’ll give you a comprehensive glossary and tell you how to implement a perfect video transcoding.

Part 1: Q & A

What is a Video Codec?

A video codec is an electronic circuit or software that encodes and decodes digital video. By “encode” and “decode”, I mean compress and decompress.

What is Video Encoding?

Encoding video is the process of converting digital video files from analog signal / one format to another format. By the way, you can’t a video’s encoder from its video format, most people perceive that concept in a shallow degree: Video file extension = Encoder – Not much of a correct one.

Video Format and Video Encoder?

Different. To comprehend, consider video format to be a glass with some water, and video encoder to be the molecule of H2O within. An encoder determines how video content is compressed, video graphic quality, bitrate, frame rate, size, etc. Video format stands for the encapsulation container, determines video compatibility.

Why is Video Encoder So Important?

Once a video has been created or recorded, depending on the device, the video file will be given a particular format and other specifications. Uncompressed videos contain complete information from the original source. Raw files shot by your video cameras, for instance. Of course, they have the juiciest contents.

That said, they are unacceptably crude – Too large as they are for you to transfer or storage. So, it’s all about video compression, that’s exactly the essence of “video encoding” and what video encoder mainly do.

Part 2. The List of Video Codecs Supported by WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro

H.264, H.265, H.263;
DivX, Xvid;
MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MSMPEG4, AVC1;
VP8, VP9;
WMV1, WMV2, WMV3;
DVVIDEO;
OGV;
FLV;

Brief Introductions on the Most Popular Video Encoders:

- H.264: The most popular encoder nowadays, it features high video compression ratio, fast encoding, good quality, small file size, almost any-platform supported, etc. Besides, if you are viewing an online video on a popular video-sharing site like YouTube, it’s very likely to be an H264 one.

- H.265(HEVC): A new generation of coding technology designed to replace H264. It provides better picture quality (up to 8K resolution) and smaller size (20% to 50% more data compression at the same video quality) and and significantly improves video quality in the same bitrate.

- VP9: An open source video coding format developed by Google. The successor to VP8 and competes mainly with HEVC/H.265. YouTube was the first place where it got launched and helps it to gain popularity – accompanied with the help of Alliance for Open Media. Nowadays, VP9 is widely used by most HTML5 browsers & webpages adopting HTML5 video tag.

- MPEG4: Compared with MPEG1 and MPEG2, MPEG4 has some brand new features, like (extended) VRML support for 3D rendering. Besides, if you compress MP4 videos by re-encoding the video with MPEG4 encoder, its astonishingly high compression ratio will blow your mind.

- DIVX:A famous brand of video codec developed by a firm of the same name, which can effectively compress DVD movies for watching on other devices. It supports the H265 standard and up to 4K resolution.

- Xvid: The video codec library developed based on OpenDivX, following the MPEG-4 standard, specifically MPEG-4 Part 2 Advanced Simple Profile (ASP). A slightly better competitor of DivX Pro Codec, what’s more, it’s open-source!

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Extended Knowledge:

All supported video encoding formats are categorized by encoders as follows. There’re three file types: Video file, Web file and 4K/HD file.

Popular Compression Codecs H264 H265 VP9 VP8 MPEG4 DivX Xvid
Video AVI, MP4, MKV, MOV, M4V, TS, MTS, M2TS, 3GP2 MP4, MKV, “H265 for MP4”, “H265 for MKV” MKV, VP9 N/A MP4, MOV, M4V, MTS, M2TS AVI, DIVX AVI, M4V, 3GP2, XVID
Web HTML5 MP4, YouTube MP4, Vimeo MP4, Facebook MP4, Yahoo MP4, Myspace MP4, FC2 MP4, FLV, F4V N/A WebM, YouTube WebM, HTML5 WebM WebM, HTML WebM, YouTube WebM N/A N/A N/A
4K/HD 4K/HD: 4K(MKV), 4K(MP4), HD(MP4), HD(MKV), HD(AVI), HD(MOV), HD(TS), HD(MTS), HD(TRP), AVCHD 4K(MP4), HEVC, HD(MP4), HD(MKV) 4K(MKV), HD(MKV) N/A N/A N/A N/A
The Others H263 MPEG1 MPEG2 AVC1 WMV1(2,3) DVVIDEO OGV FLV MSMPEG4
Video 3GP MPG MPG, VOB MKV WMV DV N/A FLV, SWF ASF
Web N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Html5 OGV N/A N/A
4K/HD N/A N/A HD(MPG), HD(TRP) N/A HD(WMV) N/A N/A N/A N/A

Part 3. How to Encode Video Properly for the Best Result?

Get the Video Re-encoded for Better Quality

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Now we’re talking about encoded videos’ quality. Advanced encoders (like H.265, VP9, DivX, Xvid, etc.) can perform higher efficiency compression. As mentioned above, advanced video encoding means better quality, smaller size, etc. May that make better sense to you with these following examples.

Case 1: Resolution and bitrate remain constant, adopt advanced encoder to acquire better graphic quality.

Video Decode and Re-encode

Case 2: Resolution remain constant, “Smart fit” for bitrate, adopt advanced encoder to downsize files.

Case 3: Three videos of resolutions 1080P, 2K, 4K with the same high bitrate.

H.264 Encoded Video
H.264 Encoded Video

Better Codec Video
Better Codec Video

Obviously, advanced video encodings perform better graphics quality even in the same resolution & bitrate condition.

Check Video Codec Details

Hint: Where to?

Check original video codec: Add video file > File information icon

Encode video: Click “Parameter settings” > Encoder

Part 4. Learn More about the Encoders Supported by HD Video Converter Factory Pro

VP9 vs H265VP9 vs H265

1. What is VP9? VP9 vs H.265?

The VP9 is as popular as the H.265 (video codec format after H.264). Let’s find out the difference between them.

H264 EncodingH264 Encoding

2. What’s H.264?

Learn about H.264 video encoding and how to convert H264 files to other video formats/video encoders and vice versa.

What’s HEVC Encoder?What’s HEVC Encoder?

3. What is HEVC/H.265 Video Encoding?

How Does HEVC/H.265 Work? How to Convert HEVC to MP4 and Any Other Video Formats or Encoders? Check it out.

H.264 vs H.265H.264 vs H.265

4. How to Differentiate H.264 and H.265?

Learn about H.265 vs H.264 compression ratio, bandwidth utilization, quality, file size, and how to convert them to each other.

MPEG Video EncodingMPEG Video Encoding

5. MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG, What about Them?

Get Some Useful Info: MP4 VS MPEG and MPEG Video Codec Family; And how to convert video to MPEG with higher quality and speed up conversion.

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