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Media on the Internet is changing with the adoption of VC-1 and H.264 directors and movie studios can provide a high quality stream to showcase a movie. Most people today see these codecs when they simple view a movie trailer over the web. The future will provide a large enough pipeline and a video codec that will make streaming High Definition over the Internet a reality. Presently the bandwidth does not provide full-uncompressed HD so we are left with VC-1 and H.264. On April 3, 2006, SMPTE announced the formal release of the VC-1 standard as SMPTE 421M. This is the codec that was adopted by HD DVD where as Blue Ray DVD's are using MPEG 2, and are increasing the bit rate due to the larger storage of the blue ray disc which can store about 30 gigs on the blue ray disk. MPEG 2 can achieve HD by increasing the bit rate and the file size. VC-1 achieves the same quality but with the ability to de-interlace the footage before you even digitize the footage, in addition the file sizes for VC-1 are much smaller then mpeg 2.

The buzz around the industry is about WMV and H.264. The DivX codec is for clients trying to target both the MAC and PC world. The reality is WMV and H.264 produce the cleanest quality for the file size. H.264 files are a little larger then WMV's but the quality is pretty equal across the board. At SPF Transfer we are the experts in encoding and broadcasting video over the web and TV. SPF Transfer can provide streams and bit rates for any broadcast descried in addition we can help with consulting on what is the best bit rate for your movie.

SPF Transfer has created samples and streams for the following video codecs Windows Media, Quicktime, RealPlayer and DivX. The following links will present samples in a variety of formats and streams that we encoded at SPF Transfer.