Definitions for "H.264"
Keywords:  avc, mpeg, blu, itu, predecessors
Another new video standard, H.264 advances coding efficiency beyond existing MPEG-based technology. Bit rate reduction of up to 70% enables smoother delivery of broadcast quality video. Other features, such motion estimation, inter-prediction, intra spatial prediction, and improved encoding algorithms, result in improved image quality. H.264 is often called H.264/AVC (Advanced Video Coding), since it is identical to ISO MPEG-4 (also known as AVC). H.264 accomplishes two goals: provide good video quality at low bit rates and do it flexibly enough so that a variety of applications work well on different networks. The H.264 standard will likely apply to many upcoming applications. Some of these may include HD-DVD format, the Blu-Ray Disc, US Broadcast TV, MPEGs, Apple Computer's new OS, and Playstation Portable consoles.
See AVC.
New ITU standard for video compression (also known as AVC or MPEG-4 part 10)