Most Popular Video Formats and the Best Ways to Use Them

Nowadays, there are a lot of video formats and this is a good thing. It’s better to have a wide variety to choose from when you’re looking for the best format, but he most important thing is that some versions are no longer compatible with modern technique.

Obviously, some video formats are more popular than others. This means that people use them more frequently because they are the best solution for their devices or maybe they prefer the video’s quality in a certain format.

Music fans can choose from a ”collection” of popular formats

MP4 with H.264

This is the most popular video format, because it is supported by most platforms and devices. It is used for online video streaming platforms. Even if its codec, H.264, is getting old, it remains the one which opened the path to compression.

MPEG-2

This codec is getting old also, but it remains popular because it is used for DVD videos. Some newer DVDs won’t work with it, but these are only isolated cases.

MP4 or MKV with H.265 (HEVC)

H.265 is the successor of H.264 and comes with improved compression rates. Besides, it cares about evolution and the users’ newest needs. However, this format is not supported by all platform and devices.

It’s better to make sure that your streaming possibilities are compatible with the format and reduce the file’s size by 50%. In this way you don’t need to worry about playback issues.

The last one on our list, but not the least important is MPEG-4 Part 2 – this format is perfect for older devices. It’s not hard to choose the right format for every device you’re using. Just think about your needs and try something from our list.

Katie Tachuck

Katie Tachuck is a reporter for News Lair. After graduating from UCLA, Katie got an internship at a local radio station and worked as a investigative journalist and producer. Katie has also worked as a columnist for the The Santa Fe New Mexican. Katie covers economy and community events for News Lair.

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