Understanding Codecs: Part 2-MPEG-4 Part 2

Part 2 is up of this great rundown of codecs over at The Digital Media Zone, covering topics such as DiVx and XVid codecs and how they differ.


The important thing to remember with these codecs is the flexibility. With the ability to render video for low-resolution security cameras all the way up to HD content, as well as having a relatively good compression to quality ratio, MPEG-4 (and its various off-shoots) will probably remain popular for some time to come. I have yet to view any HD content in the MPEG-4 Part 2 format due to the fact that the majority of my HD files are encoded in h.264. It will be interesting to see which of these codecs ends up controlling the video space for the long term.