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: Thom *might* be blind
by lemur2 on Mon 24th May 2010 10:19 UTC in reply to "Thom *might* be blind"
lemur2
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OK, really, if you can put these two up in two tabs, then tab back and forth between them at their full resolution, and can't see any difference between them you may want to get your eyes checked out.

http://193.204.59.68/comparison/park_joy_1080p.y4m_x264.mkv_png/002...
http://193.204.59.68/comparison/park_joy_1080p.y4m_vp8.mkv_png/0028...

I mean, really, the VP8 one looks like a complete mess compared to the x264 one in that example.


The H.264 one has artefacts, and the VP8 one is slightly blurred (normal for motion frames). Almost identical, quality-wise.

The VP8 one is unencumbered by patents for everyone to use.

Everyone uses H.264 = 0.00001% of people make money, and everyone else pays.

Everyone uses VP8 = 99.999999% of people reduce their costs, and no-one pays.

Win-win for VP8.

Edited 2010-05-24 10:20 UTC

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