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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lemur2
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2007-02-17

"As for WebM, repeat after me: WebM SoC/DSP acceleration is not yet widely available.
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These are just the devices found within a few minutes web search. The latter two (at least) also have support for WebM encoding in hardware.
Note where I said 'not widely available'. Try reading my response next time.
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The points are orthogonal, neither is wrong.

Yes, WebM hardware acceleration is not in most mobile devices currently out there in use in the field.

But no, you will find that a lot of the Android mobile devices on the market right now for sale do in fact include WebM hardware acceleration.

It comes down to how one would interpret "not yet widely available". It is indeed available, it is on the store shelves right now. It is actually a featured selling point for the latest offerings in Android mobile devices.

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