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LowEndBoxTV: Piotr's Video Encoding Course, Part 1: Everything You Need to Know About Codecs

What the heck IS a codec anyway? What’s the difference between H.264, VP8, VP9, H.265, and AV1? How do they work? How does compression fit in? And why would you pick one standard over the other?

In this course, I’m going deep into codecs and video encoding. In the past, creators just picked presets in their video editing platform but today there’s a lot more to do. This is an area of rapid technological change and to help make sense of it, spend a little time with me as I take you on a fast-paced survey of the codec landscape.

I cover:

  • The history of video codecs
  • What a codec actually does
  • Interframe compression
  • Intraframe compression
  • H.265
  • H.265 and VP9
  • AV1

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