Linked by Brooss on Tue 15th Mar 2011 23:32 UTC
Benchmarks A comment on the recent article about the Bali release of Googles WebM tools (libvpx) claimed that one of the biggest problems facing the adoption of WebM video was the slow speed of the encoder as compared to x264. This article sets out to benchmark the encoder against x264 to see if this is indeed true and if so, how significant the speed difference really is.
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>Note that Youtube is already encoding everything in VP8, so apparently it is good enough for them.

Youtube's quality sucks. It's visibly soft on my HDTV (watching its HD videos via my Roku). Vimeo is way better, about 25% better. And youtube doesn't use webm for normal usage, it's only used as a last resort, if h.264/flash is not found.

The quality of Vimeo does not matter, as when you visit their site in a Flash-free Firefox 4, you see a download link for Safari... seriously.

Some video is better than no video.

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