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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Difference not noticable?
by stippi on Mon 24th May 2010 17:05 UTC
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When I was looking at the linked page, it already contained comparisson to x264, and the images could be clicked to open the full resolution version. My monitor happens to be 1920x1200 and with my browser fullscreen, I can look at them unscaled. Loading them in two separate tabs, I can flip forth and back.

With the bee, I agree the difference is almost not noticable, I think x264 has less block artifacts, the gradients are somewhat smoother.

However with park scene, I have to say the difference is staggering. x264 is playing in a whole different league. There is soo much more detail in all the plants and suroundings. I really wonder how someone would not notice it.

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