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 miker on Mon 24th May 2010 17:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: H.264 vs VP8 comparison"
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You could't be more wrong. Comparing GIF to JPEG is slightly more meaningful than comparing MP3 to DivX, they are two different formats intended for different purposes.

Gif is a lossless 8-bit (usually) color indexed format that is great for simple computer graphics and illustrations. JPEG is a lossly (with exceptions) 24-bit format that is great for photographs but terrible for illustrations.

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