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A Practical Guide to Video and Audio Compression by Cliff Wootton

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8

Choosing the Right Codec

8.1 Where Next?

It is time to look at the map and choose a route. This chapter is all about choices. My choices would not necessarily be your choices. Some advisors may recommend that you buy products from one manufacturer to solve all your problems. I believe that the situation is more complex than that.

The major products all have benefits and disadvantages. Assessing their pros and cons here will facilitate your choosing the right compression tool and surrounding it with “best-of-breed” supporting applications.

No single product will be suitable for every occasion. Constructing a workflow from a selection of products chosen as the best for each part of the process will yield a better-quality result. Integration is ...

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