H264 is a licensed video compression standard that is necessary in order to obtain a high degree of video stream compression while maintaining good quality. The H264 format has been widely used to record, process and store data from an external surveillance camera. That is, a file with an extension of H264 is essentially a video. The file was developed by Video Coding Experts Group. The specificity of the H264 format is that video data is compressed to a minimum size. Moreover, the resolution settings for video and audio quality are at a high level. The format is innovative. He found widespread use on vehicle video recorders and outdoor surveillance cameras. H.264 is a video compression codec that requests the video container needed to store encoded videos. This is a proprietary video codec that uses highly efficient compression algorithms and delivers great video quality. The main advantage of the H264 format is its high compression ratio when it is necessary to maintain the proper quality of video and audio data. When working with video recorders such as a camera and a DVR, which can be long and even continuous, this is very important if it is not possible to clean the physical memory. For users, the H264 video format is very popular. And therefore, there is practically no problem with playing back an H264 file. It can be opened online. For this, standard Windows tools are used. Say Media Player. Specialized programs are also used.
M2V is a video category file format, also called MPEG-2 Video. It supports video with a tighter time constraint and interlaced display. The encoded speed at which data is transmitted may be of the order of 40 Mbps (for storage and transmission). It may be higher for professional use in video production. Large frame sizes do not support HD resolution. MPEG-2 format is compatible with MPEG-1. The MPEG-2 format is used mainly for the consumer level of video broadcasting - for example, DVB. And for storage - for example, DVD. But they are also used for professional applications. Say for storing video in a studio. Files with the extension .m2v are necessary if you are preparing a video for burning to DVD using specialized programs. There will be no sound in such a file. This encoding method also involves the .m2a file, where the sound is stored. Then this pair of files (.m2v and .m2a) will be sent to the authoring program line. The program will output them without recoding in the program stream (MPEG 2 PS). There is one caveat. When the weight of these files is 4.3 GB or more, then you need to transcode this file and reduce the bitrate. So when you create * .m2v, you must first select the correct bitrate.