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

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Microsoft’s H.264 SVC Implementation

Now that we have a basic understanding of how H.264 SVC works, let’s cover how Microsoft chose to implement H.264. As with all codecs, there are many variations of H.264 SVC, and although it is a “standards based” codec, companies often choose to implement them in different ways.

Microsoft partnered with Polycom, HP, and LifeSize to form the Unified Communications Interoperability Forum (UCIF), which was focused on creating specifications and guidelines for common UC protocols. From this partnership, Microsoft also announced that it would be adopting the H.264 SVC technology that Polycom developed. The version of H.264 SVC that Microsoft has adopted supports many different configuration modes; however, Microsoft ...

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