Breaking News
Home / Video Codecs / x264 Video Codec

x264 Video Codec

x264 is a free library for encoding H.264/MPEG-4 AVC video streams.To decode use a recent build of FFDShow or a player that supports H.264 internally – like MPlayer.

There are few interesting frontends for Windows: MPlayerUI, MPlayer Frontend) and VLC (VideoLAN Client).
Encoder features :
– CAVLC/CABAC
– Multi-references
– Intra: all macroblock types (16×16, 8×8, and 4×4 with all predictions)
– Inter P: all partitions (from 16×16 down to 4×4)
– Inter B: partitions from 16×16 down to 8×8 (including skip/direct)
– Ratecontrol: constant quantizer, single or multipass ABR, optional
– Scene cut detection
– Adaptive B-frame placement
– B-frames as references / arbitrary frame order
– 8×8 and 4×4 adaptive spatial transform
– Lossless mode
– Custom quantization matrices
– Parallel encoding of multiple slices

Advanced settings :
– Enabling Cabac: approximately 10% bitrate reduction
– Enabling De-blocking Filter: smooths out visible blocks
x264 doesn’t support the error-resilience features of baseline

Changes from x264 Video Codec rev. 668 to x264 rev. 675 :
– (r675) fix some integer overflows. now vbv size can exceed 2 Gbit.
– (r674) allow –vbv-init to take absolute values (in kbit)
– (r673) remove a bashism
– (r672) reorder headers so that largefile support
– (r671) regression in r669: broke saving of configure args
– (r670) regression in r669: –enable-shared should imply –enable-pic
– (r669) Add a –host flag to allow overriding config.guess
– Normalize any host triplet into a quadruplet via config.sub.
– Move option parsing before any use of architecture information.
– (r668) Update config.guess.

x264 Video Codec

Updated: 20 Aug 2015

download-button

x264 Video Codec.

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 6.1/10 (14 votes cast)
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: +2 (from 4 votes)
x264 Video Codec, 6.1 out of 10 based on 14 ratings

Check Also

Real Alternative Player

The Real Player Alternative is one of the best players on the market to play …