video formats

Discussion in 'macOS' started by insomniac321123, Jul 3, 2006.

  1. insomniac321123 macrumors 6502

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    What is the diffrence between mpeg-4 and h.264? Which is better for archiving dvd's?
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    In common parlance, there is a substantial difference. H.264 compresses video about times as much as MPEG-4 at the same quality. However, H.264 is a newer part of the MPEG-4 standard. It is MPEG-4 Part 10. All are built into QuickTime 7. The QuickTime section of Apple's website will give you quite a bit of information on these issues.
     

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