I was recently asked by a friend to help him with some video compression and general technical knowledge. It is quite an open ended request to fulfil and I may have gone a little too far. I started with a two page document that had some basics on about video compression, and then this grew with general technical knowledge which reached six pages, and then eight and now I am finished - although it will probably be updated in the future - and it is eleven pages long.
I then decided to share this with the wider world and anyone who stumbles across my blog for them to also have a copy. Please read the disclaimer at the top as it explains why I made the document (as I have above) and also how I wrote it, mainly from my own knowledge, but things I understood and couldn't put into words on paper I researched to be sure.
Please do download it below and comment on what you thought of it, I hope it helps anyone who has it, and also keep checking back as it will no doubt get bigger over time.
Update September 11th 2014 - New opening to document
Update September 22nd 2014 - Grammatical changes, thank you to John Crumpton