Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Mar 2013 21:09 UTC
Legal Late last week, Nokia dropped what many consider to be a bomb on the WebM project: a list of patents that VP8 supposedly infringes in the form of an IETF IPR declaration. The list has made the rounds around the web, often reported as proof that VP8 infringes upon Nokia's patents. All this stuff rang a bell. Haven't we been here before? Yup, we have, with another open source codec called Opus. Qualcomm and Huawei made the same claims as Nokia did, but they turned out to be complete bogus. As it turns out, this is standard practice in the dirty business of the patent licensing industry.
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RE[17]: Big picture...
by saynte on Thu 28th Mar 2013 17:03 UTC in reply to "RE[16]: Big picture..."
saynte
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I'm not sure where you're getting your 1/3 number, can you provide data for that?


However, you can make up the quality difference in that one third of cases where h.264 is better by opting for a higher profile when encoding VP8.


Ok, you pick the highest profile from each of VP8 and x264 and you find x264 gives you better quality: how do you now make up for the quality difference?

Edited 2013-03-28 17:12 UTC

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