Linked by Adam S on Tue 4th Nov 2008 19:19 UTC, submitted by Luis
GNU, GPL, Open Source Theora is a video codec with a small CPU footprint that offers easy portability and requires no patent royalties. While the Theora bitstream format was standardized in 2004 and our beta releases have been used by millions, this 1.0 release is an important milestone reflecting the maturity and stability of the Theora codebase. A number of leading multimedia web groups already support Theora. Upcoming releases of Mozilla Firefox, the world's most popular open source browser, will support Theora natively, as will releases of the multi-platform Opera browser. Top-10 website Wikipedia uses Theora for all of its video.
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RE: Comparisons?
by sj87 on Tue 4th Nov 2008 20:26 UTC in reply to "Comparisons?"
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I would love the see an (output, not tools) comparison between theora (including the recent encoder work), Dirac and h.264.

There was a comparison between Theora and h.264 that linked here aswell. Maybe a year ago or something. The final conclusion was that h.264 had much better quality/filesize ratio.

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