The LEAD VP8 Video Codec is a DirectShow filter to compress and decompress video data using the VP8 compression algorithm. VP8 is a high-quality video compression algorithm, originally developed by On2 and later acquired by Google, that is well-suited for all types of applications with different ranges of bit rates. The compressed video data can be stored inside MKV and WebM files with the option to save files with audio data.

Overview of LEAD VP8 Codec Technology

  • Full support for encoding and decoding VP8-compressed video data
  • High-quality compression with performance comparable to H.264
  • Open compression standard
  • Part of the WebM (MKV) format
  • Supports multiple encoding options:
    • VBR
    • CBR
    • 2-pass
  • .NET (C# & VB) and C DLL libraries for 32 and 64-bit development

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LEADTOOLS SDK Products that Include VP8 Video Codec

LEADTOOLS Multimedia Suite v20

The LEADTOOLS Multimedia Suite SDK is a comprehensive collection of multimedia development technology that provides developers with everything they need to create enterprise-level multimedia applications for a wide variety of industries, including defense, broadcast, security, and more. By bundling features from the Multimedia SDK, DVD Module, Streaming Module, MPEG-2 Transport Module, Imaging Pro SDK, and Distributed Computing SDK, Multimedia Suite offers a tremendous value for the world-class technology it provides.

LEADTOOLS Streaming Module v20

The LEADTOOLS Streaming Module is perfect for developers who need to stream audio and video over the Internet or corporate networks for a wide variety of applications. This module adds on to the LEADTOOLS Multimedia SDK and includes the Media Streaming Server, a high-level framework for implementing professional multimedia streaming servers that can stream any file to any device. The Streaming Module also provides a programmer-friendly set of peer-to-peer tools for creating video conferencing and security/surveillance applications. In addition to the SDK features, the Streaming Module bundles together several of LEAD's world-class audio and video codecs that will lower costs and improve user experience through reduced bandwidth requirements and high-quality playback.

NOTE: LEADTOOLS Video Codecs are very diverse and cover the gamut of multimedia features and technologies. Many codecs are included with the base SDK products above, while some can be added á la carte or bundled together with various add-on modules. See the Multimedia Product Comparison Chart for more details on how to obtain each video codec.