Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 23rd May 2010 09:41 UTC
Benchmarks Now that Google has opened up VP8, the big question is obviously how it'll hold up to H264. Of course, VP8 already wins by default because it's open source and royalty free, but that doesn't mean we should neglect the quality issue. Jan Ozer from StreamingMedia.com has put up an article comparing the two codecs, and concludes that the differences are negligible - in fact, only in some high-motion videos did H264 win out. As always, this is just one comparison and most certainly anything but conclusive. Update: Another comparison. I can't spot the difference, but then again, I'm no expert.
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RE[2]: Comment by hornett
by Radio on Sun 23rd May 2010 11:32 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by hornett"
Radio
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2. The guy possibly did use the command line to encode to WebM, so why not for h.264 too?

No. Squish is just Sorenson's very simple online WebM encoder (whereas Squeeze is Sorenson's desktop software).
https://www.sorensonmedia.com/vp8/

Therefore the h264 version is the one most likely to have been optimized "by hand", but I don't think it is. It is also unlikely that Squeeze uses x264 because the former is licensed while the second is open-source*.

(*not in America)

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