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 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]: Thom *might* be blind
by vaette on Mon 24th May 2010 10:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Thom *might* be blind"
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Just so you know, that green stuff is actually supposed to be grass and not some homogeneous pile of slime. The VP8 looks absolutely atrocious and I am rather surprised that anyone would try to defend it in that comparison.

Patents and pricing aside of course, I am just discussing the technology here, since that is what the story is about.

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