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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kittynipples
Member since:
2006-08-02

Since when did VP8 become a "standard"? It's been in the public for a week.

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Radio Member since:
2009-06-20

It's a standard because it is standardized... Do I need to copy-paste a dictionary entry, with the different acceptions of the word, or could you stop being anal?

And yeah, WebM is open, so there is no lock to any implementation (heck, it is not even GPL, so you can take it and sell it without owing anything but credits to the creators).

Edited 2010-05-23 17:10 UTC

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sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

It's a standard because it is standardized...

Citation needed. Did Google submit VP8's spec to some standards body? I would be please to hear that they did. Even so it cannot possibly have been adopted yet, so it is not a standard.

It may become a de-facto standard, but it isn't that (yet) either.

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