What is the difference between x264 and H.264?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by netdog, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. macrumors 603

    netdog

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    Also, will Quicktime and iTunes play x264 video?
     
  2. -DH
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  3. macrumors 603

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    h.264 is a codec, and x264 is an encoder/encoding library to encode h.264 videos. It is a superior encoder to the quicktime h.264 encoder.

    Yes, quicktime should play x264 encoded files fine.
     

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