The "H.264 and MPEG-4 Video Compression" book recommendations

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Subject: The "H.264 and MPEG-4 Video Compression" book recommendations
Posted by:  pistmast…@googlemail.com
Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2008

Hi,

I'm thinking about implementing a H.264 decoder as a personal project
but the specification costs =A3100.  So I think instead of getting the
spec. I could just get the "H.264 and MPEG-4 Video Compression" book
by Iain Richardson.  Has anyone bought this book?  If so, then is it
possible to implement a functional H.264 decoder using only that book,
or is the specification needed?

Is it a good book to have anyway, regardless of whether one has the
specification or not?  Perhaps someone could recommend a different
book.

Thanks,
David

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