Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd May 2010 09:41 UTC
Benchmarks Now that Google has opened up VP8, the big question is obviously how it'll hold up to H264. Of course, VP8 already wins by default because it's open source and royalty free, but that doesn't mean we should neglect the quality issue. Jan Ozer from StreamingMedia.com has put up an article comparing the two codecs, and concludes that the differences are negligible - in fact, only in some high-motion videos did H264 win out. As always, this is just one comparison and most certainly anything but conclusive. Update: Another comparison. I can't spot the difference, but then again, I'm no expert.
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by xmv_ on Sun 23rd May 2010 10:42 UTC
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2006-06-09

nah he's correct:
test should be against x264 and probably high profile
and..
hd video should be encoded, as there is a lot more detail to retain

i'm pretty sure x264 will win but the question is by how much

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