Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 12th Dec 2007 05:56 UTC
Benchmarks A lot was said lately about the Vorbis/Theora vs h.264/AAC situation on the draft of the HTML5. As some of you know, video is my main hobby these days (I care not about operating systems anymore), so I have gain some experience on the field lately, and at the same time this has made me more demanding about video quality. Read on for a head to head test: OGG Theora/Vorbis vs MP4 h.264/AAC. Yup, with videos. And pictures.
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Not practical
by Square on Wed 12th Dec 2007 06:34 UTC
Square
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2005-10-01

I can understand why they would want an open standard for video on the web. However things change way too much.

Today the most common formats are wmv and flash for streaming and divx for downloading.

A few years ago it was .wmv and .mov for streaming and divx for download

Ten years ago it was .mov and .rm for streaming and .mpg for download

Setting a standard no one uses is just going to end up a joke in a few years when people are wondering why Firefox 5.0 is installing Theora codecs just to have full HTML 5.0 support when only a hand full of websites used the codec

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