HEVC Loses Share According to Encoding.com Report

For three years, encoding.com has issued an annual report about the video files that it produces for its 3,000+ customers. For me, it’s a reality check on which formats are doing well, and which are flailing. The most recent report, which you can download here, includes the following key insights.

  • HEVC is losing share (from 6% to 3%), while H.264 continues to dominate at 79%. VP9 made an impressive debut at 11%.
  • HLS dominates the ABR formats at 72% compared to DASH (21%) and Smooth Streaming (7%).
  • 4K usage is up from 8% to 10%, wile 1080p jumped from 48% to 55%

You can read about these observations and more in my Streaming Media article entitled, HLS Still “Industry Standard,” Says Encoding.com Report.

About Jan Ozer

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I help companies train new technical hires in streaming media-related positions; I also help companies optimize their codec selections and encoding stacks and evaluate new encoders and codecs. I am a contributing editor to Streaming Media Magazine, writing about codecs and encoding tools. I have written multiple authoritative books on video encoding, including Video Encoding by the Numbers: Eliminate the Guesswork from your Streaming Video (https://amzn.to/3kV6R1j) and Learn to Produce Video with FFmpeg: In Thirty Minutes or Less (https://amzn.to/3ZJih7e). I have multiple courses relating to streaming media production, all available at https://bit.ly/slc_courses. I currently work as www.netint.com as a Senior Director in Marketing.

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