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This is a list of links (mostly external) to some useful information and articles about such things as audio/video compression, file formats, etc.

  VC-1 Technical Overview

This is a Microsoft article that provides an overview of VC-1 and details its status as an established open standard. Comparative information is given to demonstrate how well VC-1 compares to two other codecs in use today, H.264 and MPEG-2.

  VC-1 from Wikipedia

This is a link to Wikipedia's entry about VC-1. This article gives a only brief overview of VC-1 and it's features.

  A comparison of H.264 and VC-1 from Wikipedia

A brief comparison of H.264 and VC-1. Unfortunately there are a few errors in the tables.

  Trade-offs with H.264, VC-1 and other advanced codecs

This is an 2006 EE Times article discussing the newer advanced video codecs.

  The VC-1 and H.264 Video Compression Standards for Broadband Video Services

This book, by Jae-Beom Lee and Hari Kalva, is a good reference book for those interested in the VC-1 and H.264 standards.

  An Overview of Advanced Systems Format

This Microsoft article presents Advanced Systems Format (ASF). ASF is a file and container format designed to store multimedia data. It is a format suitable for both streaming over networks and local playback.