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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Open standards only for teenagers? What?
by abraxas on Wed 12th Dec 2007 13:27 UTC
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2005-07-07

Many readers on OSNews will choose the first option, but their teenager brother would probably choose the second.

What exactly do you get out of insulting your readers? Does it make you feel better about yourself? Openess is important for web standards. It doesn't mean you cannot use H.264 if you want to, but Theora should be the standard because it is open and patent-free. For something like the web being open is more important than quality. People don't mind less quality in return for standarization. Just look at MP3, while it is only a quasi-standard it is pretty crappy in comparison to other codecs out there but a lot of people prefer it because it is compatible with just about everything.

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