Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Feb 2010 13:12 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Multimedia, AV The debate about HTML5 video is for the most part pretty straightforward: we all want HTML5 video, and we all recognise it's a better approach than Flash for online video. However, there's one thing we just can't seem to agree on: the codec. A number of benchmarks have been conducted recently, and they highlight the complexity of video encoding: they go either way.
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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by memson on Fri 26th Feb 2010 15:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
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Show me a source video uploaded to youtube, etc, that isn't already compressed.. you are completely missing the point. From the same source, the results must be similar to prove that the codec is an acceptable alternative. I concede that he might not have used a recent enough Theora encoder, but his results echo my own observations on Daily Motion. Theora under preforms on the same clip vs the H.264 version. I assume they are using the original source when re-encoding. If not, that in itself is another reason not use use Theora. You absolutely *must* re-encode from the same original source clip, else it negates everything.

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