Why MPEG2 is not as bad as you may think…

Many thinks that MPEG2 is necessarily a bad codec to use, in particular for HD video – because is old, and there are more sophisticated new video codecs around; well, even if AVC (and VC-1, too) is better – a lot, indeed – this “ancient” codec is quite good.

With this, I don’t encourage anyone to compress video using MPEG2 instead AVC, at the contrary; but, when you encounter an MPEG2 hi-def source – like HDTV or D-VHS – please don’t discard it immediately!

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