Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 20th May 2010 23:22 UTC
Multimedia, AV There's an incredible amount of momentum behind Google's WebM Project. Opera, Mozilla, and of course Google will all include it in their browsers by default, meaning about 35% of web users will be able to use it with a minimal amount of fuss. On top of that, Microsoft has changed its previously announced plans to make HTML5 video in Internet Explorer 9 H264-only to include VP8 as well. Only Apple's opinion was unclear - until now.
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RE[3]: Won't matter
by hornett on Fri 21st May 2010 08:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Won't matter"
hornett
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There is no evidence to suggest that VP8 isn't as good as H.264 (as used by some on the web).


Yes there is. It's linked from the article.

X264 in hq mode and baseline:
http://doom10.org/compare/x264.png
http://doom10.org/compare/x264baseline.png

VP8:
http://doom10.org/compare/vp8.png

That's not to say that it cannot be improved, of course.

My major concern is that the codec seems to be very poorly specced.

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