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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RE[2]: x264
by lemur2 on Sun 23rd May 2010 23:40 UTC in reply to "RE: x264"
lemur2
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If we go to a high enough bitrate (as lemur2 did) then Theora will become indistinguishable too


I compared them at a lower bitrate than this page indictaed:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bit_rate#Video

Theora is close in quality to h.264 at bitrates appropriate for the quality and resolution level, as indicated by this table, and even quite a bit lower bitrates.

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