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[11]: Comment by hornett
by Gusar on Sat 2nd Oct 2010 09:49 UTC in reply to "RE[10]: Comment by hornett"
Gusar
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2010-07-16

The fact can be established by everyone doing a test. Have you done one? Two pass encodes targeting the same bitrate, one with x264, one with libvpx. Then compare the videos. As another commenter said, go ahead, disprove me.
I don't have videos from my test anymore, so I'm running a new one. Once it's done, I'll edit this post, adding commandlines used and a few screenshots.

What you write about 'tainting' is nonsense. If there's techniques in vp8 that are covered by h264 patents, they're already there, whether DS touches the code or not.

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