story © Michael Betancourt, April 7, 2004 all rights reserved.
Compressing video for "home use" basically means getting video ready to posting to the web, rather than as a preprocess for making (for example) a DVD. What I find really striking about the newer codecs is that they imprint themselves very forcefully onto the video they compress, making subsequent compressions increasiningly lossy. Since compression is apparently here to stay for the immediate future, this is a nice run-down of the various kinds.
Copyright © Michael Betancourt April 7, 2004 all rights reserved.
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