Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 12th Dec 2007 05:56 UTC
Benchmarks A lot was said lately about the Vorbis/Theora vs h.264/AAC situation on the draft of the HTML5. As some of you know, video is my main hobby these days (I care not about operating systems anymore), so I have gain some experience on the field lately, and at the same time this has made me more demanding about video quality. Read on for a head to head test: OGG Theora/Vorbis vs MP4 h.264/AAC. Yup, with videos. And pictures.
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FFMPEG?
by Carewolf on Wed 12th Dec 2007 08:31 UTC
Carewolf
Member since:
2005-09-08

Does this guy even know what he is doing? FFMPEG is a really unstable and rather random project, it is great for playing absolutely any format in the world, but for quality? and especially encoding which it is very rarely used for? Sounds wrong, very wrong.

That said, sure MPEG-4 is going to win no matter what, it is a newer generation of codec, but also a much more expensive one.

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RE: FFMPEG?
by Eugenia on Wed 12th Dec 2007 08:36 in reply to "FFMPEG?"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

This "guy" knows what she's doing. FFmpeg is used by MANY (and I mean, MOST) GUI front-ends out there. Just because PSP3Video9 or PSPVideo9 or SUPER or WinFF or FFmpegX or VisualHub have nice GUIs, it does not mean they don't use ffmpeg underneath, because they DO. FFmpeg, stable or unstable, random or not random, it is the *most used* utility for conversions. Even more than mencoder, I would say.

Even vimeo.com, uses ffmpeg to decode the files its users upload on the site.

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RE[2]: FFMPEG?
by unavowed on Wed 12th Dec 2007 15:55 in reply to "RE: FFMPEG?"
unavowed Member since:
2006-03-23

mencoder uses ffmpeg too (among other things), doesn't it?

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RE[2]: FFMPEG?
by Nutela on Mon 17th Dec 2007 15:45 in reply to "RE: FFMPEG?"
Nutela Member since:
2006-02-09

Well put "guy" ;-)

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RE: FFMPEG?
by Redeeman on Wed 12th Dec 2007 14:31 in reply to "FFMPEG?"
Redeeman Member since:
2006-03-23

i think you dont know what you are doing.

ffmpeg is very stable, and its the best codec package that exists. If you cannot handle it, well, less power to you!

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