MPEG-4/AVC or VC-1 for IPTV Networks?

HDTV Pushes Telcos Toward MPEG-4 | Light Reading is reporting that most of the North American telcos are looking towards MPEG-4/AVC instead of Microsoft’s VC-1 for use in IPTV.


…so far, encoder vendors report a clear preference among North American telcos for the MPEG-4 codec. In fact Alcatel America CTO Kenny Frank told Light Reading that Microsoft TV customer SBC Communications Inc. doesn’t plan to use Windows Media 9 in its IPTV network, preferring MPEG-4 instead.  European operators, sources say, are split evenly between MPEG-4 and Windows Media 9.”

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