H.264 is a video compression standard used for HD videos. In fact, it’s the most widely-used video codec today. As such, this codec can be incorporated into several container formats like MP4, 3GP, MOV, FLV, and others. Most of the time, it’s encoded with the Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) codec.
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Xvid is a cross-platform video codec for compressing video files. It can compress a video file at a more than 200:1 ratio. This, in return, makes it easier and quicker to transmit video files over the internet. Also, compressed videos take up less storage space. It compresses data using the MPEG-4 standard.
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