Best HEVC Codec

Content distributors and aggregators adding HEVC to their delivery pipeline have plenty of codec options, but who has the time to evaluate their features, output quality, and performance? In this class, codec specialist Jan Ozer shares his evaluation of leading HEVC codecs x265 and MainConcept, and compares them to H.264, VP9, and the Alliance of Open Media’s AV1. You will learn how the two HEVC codecs compare in terms of quality, and how much bandwidth you can save by substituting HEVC streams for H.264. You’ll also learn how HEVC compares to open-source codecs like Google’s VP9 and AOM’s AV1.