Blog | The History of Video Compression Standards, From 1929 Until Now

Erikka Innes
11 min readJun 10, 2021
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Video compression reduces the total number of bits you need to represent an image or video. Over the years people have come up with many different algorithms for compressing video. While video compression seems very modern, it has a long history that begins with analog video. In our review of the history of video compression, we’ll stop at some major milestones that…

Erikka Innes

Developer Advocate, Writer, Comedian, and Commander of the Nerd Legion