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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YouTube
by 47ronin on Wed 12th Dec 2007 18:07 UTC
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2006-04-03

The web version of all YouTube videos currently show the low-quality streams... however, YouTube DOES have a library of H.264 videos that they will be streaming shortly. Here's the nifty part, you can see those high quality videos NOW as sort of a preview if:

(1) You are viewing them from the Apple iPhone's YouTube application WHILE USING A WI-FI CONNECTION (not EDGE, which defaults to the blurry typical YouTube video)
(2) AppleTV

The difference is stunning, though I can't wait til the H.264 versions are released for general Web viewers (imagine the bandwidth usage then).

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