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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Just butting in and putting a fly in the ointment.

I WANT THE SAME THING YOU DO. But it won't freaking happen.

And why is that? Could it be that all the ranting and raving against the wrongs of MPEG-LA is utterly meaningless if you still support and tacitly endorse these wrongs by using H.264? Feel free to read YOU as broadly as possible, i.o.w. all videographers.

Here is exactly where philosophical reasons enter the picture. If we/you/I, don't want a world where a licensing association is locking up our intelectual works/culture in patent boobytrapped containers, we need to put money where our mouth is. Don't support H.264. Cut your losses and encode in a free(dom) but lesser and slower format.

It is quite simple. You can't be against a dictatorship, if you can't or won't live without the privileges granted to you be the regime.

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