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[5]: H.264 vs VP8 comparison
by lemur2 on Mon 24th May 2010 11:34 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: H.264 vs VP8 comparison"
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PNG was created when patent fears about GIF began to seem reasonable. It is not reasonable to compare PNG and GIF therefore because for many years there was no such option; the choices were JPEG and GIF, or to take a chance that the client would support some other format and have the bandwidth to download it.

PNG is superior to GIF in almost every way. It does not animate and under certain very specific scenarios has inferior compression. Other than those it is superior.

PNG is superior to JPEG in image quality, being lossless, but for photographic imagery compresses much less well.

Today GIF is used almost exclusively for its animations, since no other means of animation is natively supported by all browsers.


http://people.mozilla.com/~dolske/apng/demo.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/APNG
http://animatedpng.com/

Enjoy. Especially Chompy. (You will need Firefox 3.0 or later, or Opera).

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