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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H.264 MBAFF anyone?
by dindin on Wed 12th Dec 2007 13:50 UTC
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First off I agree with the conclusion. I am a video systems engineer and working on IPTV and trust me, H.264 quality in terms of utilizing all the tool sets in the standard and it is the best out there right now.

Now, I am trying to findout if there are any H.264 decoders in the Freesoftware world that can decode H.264 video encoded with MBAFF. All 1080i broadcast signal (ATSC in the US or DVB in Europe) use the MBAFF tool set because it provideds for improved quality on interlaced signals (like I said so many tool sets in the standards and only about 65% have bene implemented). I was able to sucessfully decode MBAFF content using Nero Digital 8 on windows but no such luck with any of the free software decoders yet. Anyone else have any luck?

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