Scalable Video Coding (SVC) is part of the H.264 MPEG-4 Advanced Video Compression (AVC) standard. It automatically adjusts the size of a video stream if there is a reduction in throughput (e.g., a connectivity bottleneck). SVC benefits the viewer by continuing to play at a slightly lower resolution instead of pausing or timing out. SVC helps web conferencing providers offer more reliable video to a broader base of users on a greater range of devices using more practical network bandwidth capabilities.

The WebRTC consortium has mandated support for both SVC and Google’s proprietary counterpart, V8, in the release standard for WebRTC.

Representative Vendors: Acano, Cisco, Fuze, Google, Pexip, Polycom, Saba and Vidyo