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.
Permalink for comment 290256
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[4]: Video Quality
by sbergman27 on Wed 12th Dec 2007 15:58 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Video Quality"
Member since:

Most people want GOOD quality. So you are in the minority my friend.

FWIW. I desire adequate quality. Something I can watch comfortably. Beyond that, it's pretty much just refinement which I would likely not notice unless I were obsessing on the quality issue. The difference is simply not that valuable to me. I strongly prefer an open standard, and the benefits that is likely to bring both now and in the future.

Of course, higher quality is an easier sell to the general internet-browsing public. It would have been nice if Ogg could have claimed a victory. Oh, well...

Edit: I should add that I am simply accepting Eugenia's conclusions as to quality, for the sake of argument, because:

1. I have not paid enough attention to notice a difference in quality between the two.

2. It's unproductive to argue about something so subjective as that.

Edited 2007-12-12 16:03

Reply Parent Score: 3