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[3]: H.264 vs VP8 comparison
by MissTJones on Mon 24th May 2010 15:20 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: H.264 vs VP8 comparison"
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Can you post an original frame for comparison too?

I can't tell what's actually a true detail and what's just an artifact on the H.264 one. The grass and trees look more "detailed" but on the human figures they just look a different kind of odd.

Is the extra detail on the trees just an illusion? It looks like someones run a sharpen filter over everything. And is the lady with the boa really wearing insane clown posse-style face makeup?

Edited 2010-05-24 15:27 UTC

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