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Old December 13th, 2007, 11:41 AM   #1
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Does anyone have any recommendations on a book on video compression? I'd like to get something that explains the various codecs (the most common ones, anyway) with pros and cons, when to use what, etc. Any input would be appreciated.
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Old December 13th, 2007, 04:02 PM   #2
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Digital Video Compression, by Symes

I read the 2004 edition of the book and found it very useful.
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Old December 14th, 2007, 02:23 AM   #3
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Thanks.

I ordered a copy of that one along with "Introduction to MPEG; MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4" - that should get me started, I figure.
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Old January 20th, 2008, 10:51 AM   #4
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Let me know how the books are? Did they help you if so... Im on my way to the bookstore!

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Old January 20th, 2008, 10:57 AM   #5
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I read the MPEG one, and if you have no previous knowledge about MPEG, it's a decent introduction. It's marred by some typos and poor editing, but the content is solid enough. Haven't gotten around to the other one. It's in my queue. :-)
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