Looking for recommendations to learn technical aspects of video codecs


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Original poster
Dec 26, 2019
I am looking for recommendations of resources to learn the technical details about video codecs, video compression, and related applications such as ffmpeg (command line), ffworks (GUI frontend fot ffmpeg), and Handbrake. The applications have a lot of seemingly arcane settings and I would like to learn how to use the tools intelligently. I am open to suggestions of both free and paid resources including books/eBooks, video courses, web sites, etc.

Thanks in advance.