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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RE[3]: I don't get it
by hobgoblin on Wed 12th Dec 2007 09:49 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I don't get it"
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bingo, except here we are talking about a web format, and more and more people upload their small videos to pages like youtube for no other reason then to share it with friends and family via im, community sites or their blog/webjournal.

i see it first hand every day.

when the file is in the cloud, they dont care about windows media player or itunes, its in their browser it needs to work.

and right now, to get anything like this working there, every browser needs a plugin (unless your a IE user in windows or a safari user in osx, and you only browse pages that use a matching format).

thing is that the most repeated issue with ubuntu and similar is that one have to download some codec pack or other to get media going.

if ogg got a foothold on the web, then it may get the leverage needed to be used in larger numbers elsewhere.

at that point the codec argument on alternative os's, while not going away fully, becomes greatly diminished.

hell, one can even start to ship computers that use "alternative" cpu's. a arm laptop anyone? where the biggest drain on battery is the back light of the lcd?

yes, people dont care about oss. but they care about usability, and they care about cost. and right now oss has a advantage in the latter. but because of copyright and patents, not so on the former. if the former was to change, things could get highly interesting.

hell, many have moved their digital life into the clouds, or more specifically that google branded one. think about the impact if those low cost "gos" computers could "just work" with anything the web had to offer?

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