Recommendation ITU H.264 (International Standard ISO/IEC 14496-10) is intended for higher compression of motion pictures in various applications such as video conferencing, video streaming, digital storage media, television broadcasting, and communication.
H.264 enables the use of the coded video for a wide variety of network environments. Encoded motion video may be manipulated and stored like other computer data and transmitted over existing and future networks and distribution channels.
H.264 has evolved from previous video coding standards including ITU-T H.261, ITU-T H.262, and ITU-T H.263. The video coding standard continues to add new profiles and define supplemental data to further extend the range of applications addressed by the standard.
H.264 is available as part of our HD video and video PBX reference design solutions.
VOCAL’s RTP stack supports RFC 3984 – RTP Payload Format for H.264 Video, as well as other related standards, such as RFC 6597 RTP Payload Format for Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) ST 336 Encoded Data (KLV data) These protocols are commonly used not only for broadcast and Internet video, but in a variety of other areas – such as in the Defense and Intelligence communities, as sub specifications, within the Motion Imagery Standards Board (MISB) standard for Full Motion Video compatibility standards (MISB STD) and recommended practices (MISB RP).