Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Sep 2010 23:04 UTC
Google A few months ago, Google open sourced the VP8 video codec as part of the WebM video project, to create a truly Free/free unencumbered video format for the web as an answer to the non-Free/free patent-encumbered H264 format. Today, Google launched a new image format for the web, WebP, which aims to significantly reduce the file size of photos and images on the web.
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RE[7]: Comment by hornett
by Gusar on Fri 1st Oct 2010 22:55 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by hornett"
Gusar
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2010-07-16

He's already swamped with the orders for commercial licensing of x264, h264 being "web video standard" or not.

For the rest... as I said, make your own test. That's the only way you'll be sure. When WebM was released and DS made his blog post, people here were also accusing him of all sorts of things. But instead of coming up with conspiracy theories, I took my favorite clip (chapter 3 of Serenity) and encoded it with various encoders (x264, libvpx, xvid, theora-ptalarbvorm). My conclusion from that test was that libvpx totally and completely blows. And since it's the same libvpx making these images, I've no doubt in DS's results.
But don't take my word for it, or even DS's. Just *do your own test*.

Also, why go "wondering" about the source video? DS provided all the necessary links in his post. I suppose accusations are easier when you skip the provided info and can depend on "wondering".

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