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Microsoft® Lync® Server 2013 Unleashed Second Edition by Randy Wintle, Alex Lewis, David Ross, Tom Pacyk

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H.264 Video

The H.264 video codec has been adopted today for everything from video conferencing to Blu-ray. In Lync 2013, Microsoft has introduced H.264 SVC as the default codec for peer-to-peer video calls and conferences. SVC stands for Scalable Video Coding, and this extension to H.264 adds new profiles and scalability capabilities, which provide major advantages for real-time video communications.

The term scalability can be used to describe many audio and video codecs in the industry. However, the scalability that H.264 SVC provides is complimentary to one of the goals of Microsoft Lync: To provide end users with full functionality on any device, and on any network connection. H.264 SVC allows Lync Server to provide a rich conferencing experience ...

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