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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RE[5]: Video Quality
by Eugenia on Wed 12th Dec 2007 11:10 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Video Quality"
Eugenia
Member since:
2005-06-28

I agree with you that GOOD ENOUGH is good enough for most cases. But when there is so much difference in quality, like in this test, the consumer will ask "why not the other fruit"? If the quality was less apparent, then sure, it's good enough.

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RE[6]: Video Quality
by hobgoblin on Wed 12th Dec 2007 11:17 in reply to "RE[5]: Video Quality"
hobgoblin Member since:
2005-07-06

is there really that much difference?

to me both is lesser then seeing it with my own eyeballs so...

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RE[7]: Video Quality
by Eugenia on Wed 12th Dec 2007 11:19 in reply to "RE[6]: Video Quality"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

Yes, to me, this is quite some difference, and I am sure that content providers would agree. For example, if youtube was to use theora, and would have bleed an average of 200 KBs per video in order to achieve the same quality as if they were to use h.264 at a lower bitrate, this is a lot of money per day.

And since youtube is the No1 video provider right now, I am pretty sure they would care about this...

I don't see people moving en mass away from youtube btw.

ok, I am off to sleep, it's 3:22 AM here.

Edited 2007-12-12 11:20

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