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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Quality vs Filesize.
by Brunis on Sun 16th Dec 2007 15:21 UTC
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I know we techies care alot about quality and filesize.. and if we get better quality from one codec over another and end up having the same filesize (h264 > theora in this case). There really is no question which one we'd go with. But regular web site users don't give a damn about quality. Look at how famous sites like or youtube have become. I have never seen 1 quality encoded video on any of those (and still i stay, because what's the alternative?). My point is. I think w3 is doing the right thing trying to set a baseline SHOULD support for a media codec. With the poor <object>/png/css/you-name-it support coming out of Redmond, there won't be any guarentee's we'll be better off in the future, even if the Theora support was to be a MUST for html5. The browser should still be media agnostic and let players/addons/extensions/plugins (user chosen) decide who get's to play it.

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