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[9]: Comment by hornett
by Gusar on Sat 2nd Oct 2010 00:44 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by hornett"
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Also, webm not being as good as h264 doesn't make 'completely blow', that's just the fanboy in you talking.

No, the fact that it completely blows makes it completely blow. A blurry mess, devoid of any details. That you need to resort to name-calling only confirms me saying that you are the one with a bias.

I know that vp8 is royalty free and I know the web needs such a codec. The problem is that libvpx is *not* good enough. If Google was smart, they'd hire Dark Shikari to work on a high quality vp8 encoder. It's not the format that blows, it's libvpx, the currently only publicly available encoder for that format.

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