Linked by Adam S on Tue 4th Nov 2008 19:19 UTC, submitted by Luis
GNU, GPL, Open Source Theora is a video codec with a small CPU footprint that offers easy portability and requires no patent royalties. While the Theora bitstream format was standardized in 2004 and our beta releases have been used by millions, this 1.0 release is an important milestone reflecting the maturity and stability of the Theora codebase. A number of leading multimedia web groups already support Theora. Upcoming releases of Mozilla Firefox, the world's most popular open source browser, will support Theora natively, as will releases of the multi-platform Opera browser. Top-10 website Wikipedia uses Theora for all of its video.
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RE: Comment by fasteez
by VistaUser on Tue 4th Nov 2008 21:26 UTC in reply to "Comment by fasteez"
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2008-03-08

That comparison is not using the new encoding improvgements (http://xiphmont.livejournal.com/35363.html) - which to be far have not yet been incorporated back into the trunk yet.

Is there any comparison out there of how dirac compares to anything?

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RE[2]: Comment by fasteez
by hobgoblin on Wed 5th Nov 2008 12:03 in reply to "RE: Comment by fasteez"
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2005-07-06

and one thing to note there is that the examples are taking a smaller area of a large image and sizing it up.

the question is how noticeable the "issue" will be unless one grab a stampsized web video and slap it onto a 50" "wallpaper" screen.

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