Video Editing and Streaming: H.264 or H.265?

H.264 vs H.265: What’s the Difference?

It’s time to compare them now that we’ve gone over the fundamentals of each of these codecs. Here is a side-by-side comparison of H.264 vs H.265.

You can probably infer from the table above that H.265 is generally superior to H.264. For both encoding and transmitting, it uses half as much bandwidth as H.264 while maintaining the same level of visual quality.

Additionally, it employs more sophisticated prediction technology and contains 35 intraframe motion prediction modes, more than three times as many as AVC’s nine. All of this results in a far more effective method of video compression.

However, this does not imply that you should abandon H.264 and never look back. Despite how sophisticated H.265 codec is, it still has a number of problems.

First of all, the required gear is relatively expensive due to the computing power needed for HEVC to function. Because of this, H.265 codec is still not very common. This gap is made even wider by H.265’s rather poor device and browser compatibility. According to estimates, H.265 is supported by only 30% as many devices as H.264 and by fewer video file types.

Last but not least, you should be aware that the majority of online video platforms only accept H.264 if you intend to use an online video CMS to host, manage, and distribute your material.

Read the full article: H.264 vs. H.265: 12 Facts You Should Know for Video Editing and Streaming