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[13]: Comment by hornett
by Gusar on Sat 2nd Oct 2010 16:21 UTC in reply to "RE[12]: Comment by hornett"
Gusar
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2010-07-16

I knew you'll find something wrong with my approach. You know why I used those settings? Cos they're realistic. When I encoded the whole Serenity movie, that's what I used - preset slower. And the "2-Pass Faster VBR Encoding" for libvpx is actually the second slowest available, at least according to that site. Using --best would be akin to using preset placebo with x264.

And the thing is, it wouldn't change the results. Not by much. Both encoders would just be a lot slower, while slightly better. But their massive difference would remain. I can indulge you though, I can make another libvpx encode, using --best, in fact, I've just started such an encode now.
But it doesn't bode well for an encoder to be that much slower, while producing so much worse quality in several parts of a video.

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