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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It matters
by Stratoukos on Sun 23rd May 2010 15:57 UTC
Stratoukos
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I'm always bothered by the "the visual difference is so small that it doesn't matter" comments.

If you are comparing codec A and codec B and codec A is better than the other in ways you can barely see, it more often than not means that you can lower codec's A bitrate to achieve codec's B quality, thus saving bandwidth.

By the way I'm not talking about VP8 vs H.264. The differences on the first link are indeed really minor and on the second I can't spot any.

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