Linked by Brooss on Wed 23rd Mar 2011 23:14 UTC
Benchmarks A new set of x264 and vpxenc encoder benchmarks have been published. The new benchmarks address many of the concerns raised in the comments about the methodology used in the previous article, such as using SSIM for quality measurement. Theora is also included in these tests.
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RE[6]: Too little too late
by lemur2 on Thu 24th Mar 2011 09:31 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Too little too late"
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"So long as you are offering the h264 video for free there are no license fees

You wish.

Only 'non-commercial web video' is free. What, exactly, 'non-commercial' means is a mystery to everyone - which is exactly what the MPG-LA wants. At OSNews, we have ads. As such, when we upload a video using HTML5, are we non-commercial or commercial? We're not going to take the risk.

Using YouTube embeds is fine, since the burden is then on YouTube. However, with HTML5 video, WE are the video provide - not YouTube or Vimeo. As such, the rules suddenly apply to us, and the rules state that we need to pay up.

We're not going to.

Actually, according to the licenses of effectively every h264 product available for people to use, only "non-commercial AND personal" use is licensed.

Submitting even a non-commercial video to YouTube would be a public use, surely. Reading the licenses, it would seem to me that one would need a separate license from MPEG LA to cover a public (non-personal) use such as that.

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