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: Good set of benchmarks
by Brooss on Thu 24th Mar 2011 18:18 UTC in reply to "Good set of benchmarks"
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What's interesting is how poorly Theora performs. Many enthusiasts have been hailing Theora as the best open video codec for a good long while now, but it gets totally trumped on by both the contenders here even though the encoder is already quite well-established.

It has been suggested that the bitrate used in these tests it too low for a fair comparison with Theora. E.g. bitrates below a certain point cause Theora to preform much worse than it would above that point. I don't know if this is true for this test but it is possible Theora would be more competitive at higher bitrates.

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