[FFmpeg-user] A question about video codecs.

Reindl Harald h.reindl at thelounge.net
Sun Oct 15 19:17:26 EEST 2023

Am 15.10.23 um 18:07 schrieb Classic SSG Enjoyer:
> Hello,
> I am a user of FFMPEG. Its a great software. It gets 10/10 from me!
> Sir, as you know that libx264 is widely used and other video codecs like
> mpeg2video, theora etc, are not much used today.
> So, as time will go on, its likely that video codecs like VP9, HEVC, AV1,
> VVC will be the video codecs of the future as the world is transferring
> from resolutions like 720p and 1080p to 4K, 8K UHD resolutions and these
> codecs provide significant bitrate savings over AVC.
> But, when HEVC, VP9, etc codecs rule the world in future years e.g 10
> years, then will the support of old video codecs at like libx264 be removed
> or will FFMPEG keep supporting the video codecs at that time?

why should it?

you can still encode/decode old AVI stuff from the 1990's and H264 will 
be for a very long time preferable - on a server where customers are 
uploading videos which needs to be converted to something <video> 
supports you need much more cpu power using x265 versus x264 and it 
takes ages

ffmpeg don't implemnt all stuff itself and libraries like libx264 won't 
go away - why and how should they?

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