The LEAD H.263 codec is a high quality lossy interframe DirectShow and Video for Windows (VfW) codec with a quality and compression ratio comparable to MPEG-4. It can be used for a range of applications including video-conferencing, creating 3GPP files (H.263 Video/AMR Audio) for Playback on mobile phones, Internet video or survelliance and monitoring. The LEAD H.263 codec is suitable for videos captured from cameras as well as video screen captures. This video codec registers into the Windows® collection of Multimedia drivers and integrates with any application using DirectShow and Microsoft Video for Windows®. Existing video software, such as Windows® Media Player® and Ulead Media Studio® can utilize this codec to play, create, convert and edit.
Key features of the LEAD H.263 Video Codec:
* Interframe compression comparable to MPEG-4. * Rate control Algorithm based on the TMN8 which is suitable for videophone applications. * The encoder accepts UYVY, YUV2, YV12, I420, RGB24 and RGB32 formats. * Decoder can produce RGB24, RGB32 YUY2, YV12, RGB555 and RGB565 formats. * Codec implements all elements and functionality of ITU-T H.263, plus o Deblocking Filter Mode (Annex J) o Unrestricted Motion Vector (Annex D) o Advance Intra Coding Mode (Annex I) o Advance Prediction Mode (Annex F) o Modified Quantization Mode (Annex T) o Alternative Inter VLC Mode (Annex S) * Supports any video dimension. * Employs half pixel Precision for motion compensation. * Unrestricted motion vectors. * The LEAD H.263 Video Codec includes: LEAD H.263 Decoder, LEAD H.263 Encoder, LEAD ISO Demultiplexer, LEAD ISO Multiplexer, LEAD Ogg Multiplexer, LEAD Ogg Splitter and LEAD Video RGB converter. * LEAD FLV Multiplexer. * LEAD FLV Demultiplexer.